The Basics of TEM

What exactly is TEM?

TEM is a new, online system used to process travel authorizations (TAs) and travel-related reimbursements (TRs) online. Specifically, the TEM system replaces the old Esign TA form (used for travel authorization) as well as the paper and Excel Travel Expense Voucher (used for travel reimbursement). You will be able to process your travel documents from a single, online location that provides benefits like automated per diem calculations, automated expense code assignment, and automatic approval routing to the proper supervisory and budgetary approvers for your travel.


When can I start using TEM?

TEM is being rolled out campus wide in phases starting in March 2013 and ending in December 2013. Each phase will contain a select group of different campus offices and departments. Travel Services and Financial Systems will notify and work with each of these groups before they are expected to start using TEM to make sure each area is trained and ready for the new system.


How can I check to see if I'm supposed to be using it now?

You can contact Travel Services (x3341) if you're unsure about whether or not you're supposed to be using TEM. You can also check out our tentative rollout schedule to see when your department or area is currently scheduled to start using TEM.

Page Updated 06.13.2013