Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
March 2011
Employee Spotlight � David Johnson

Student Spotlight � Bethel Glumac

Events Calendar



Dining Plan Approved for 2011-12

Branch out your Burger Savvy with Four New Burger Creations at Burger Studio

UH Hilton Restaurant Manager Wins Spirit of Hilton Award

Don�t Keep it to Yourself � Share your Opinions with UH Dining Services

Executive Chef Brent Gorman Earns ProChef�s Certified Chef de Cuisine

Catering on Cullen March Special

HUB Statistics

University Travel Insurance Discontinued

P-Card and Travel Card Update

Office Supply Vendor Show on March 10

Green UH
UH Earns Silver STARS Rating for Sustainability Initiatives

Winner Chosen for Green UH T-shirt Contest

METRO On-site Service Brings Students to Green Commuter Fair

Urban Harvest � Planning the Spring Vegetable

New Online Housing Application to Streamline Process

Residents Make Valentines for Hospitalized Children

Parking and Transportation
Parking Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Regents

Response to Cullen Field Concerns

Frontier Fiesta
Parking Plan

Keeping you Posted on METRO�s Light Rail Construction

METRO Service to the Houston Rodeo

Plant Operations
CenterPoint Energy Easement Clearing

Policies and Procedures
As the UH Policies and Procedures World Turns..

Public Safety
University Oaks Community Parking Follow Up

Obtaining Employee Driver Records is Now Quick and Economical

Stay Green and Donate


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University Travel Insurance Discontinued

The University of Houston has been providing accidental death & dismemberment insurance for faculty and staff while traveling (domestic & international travel) on University business for a number of years. For expense control reasons this insurance has been discontinued effective March 1, 2011.

Since this insurance policy is being discontinued, it is no longer necessary to send Risk Management copies of Travel Requests for international travel, as required by MAPP 04.02.01B. This policy will be updated to reflect this change.

In accordance with MAPP, all overnight travel must be approved before the trip on a Travel Request. Non-overnight transportation, including intercity mileage to business meetings in town and non-overnight business trips out of town in one�s own car, do not require a Travel Request.

Please note that worldwide coverage to faculty and staff for injuries that occur during the course and scope of employment are covered by Worker�s Compensation. In addition, JP Morgan Chase (current Travel Card provider) and Citibank (future Travel Card provider) automatically provide travel insurance at no additional charge when airfare is paid with a UH Travel Card.

Even if UH does not pay for an overnight trip, it is prudent to complete a Travel Request in case it is later needed for a Worker�s Compensation or Travel Card insurance claim.

Contact Bob Schneller, Director of Risk Management, at with any questions or concerns about the discontinuance of university travel insurance. Contact Sandra Silva, Manager of the Accounts Payable Travel Group, at with any questions about Travel Card insurance.