New Business & Travel Expense (BTE) Goes Live on July 1st

The new BTE Standards will take effect from FY23, Friday, July 1, 2022, for every campus within the University of Massachusetts System.

The UMass A&F Teams (comprising campus Controllers and other senior personnel) committed the last 18 months to harmonizing the various University travel and business expense-related policies and standards.

Where can I learn more about the new BTE Standards? 

Please visit the Business & Travel Expense (BTE) Project page to view: 

  • Campus-specific highlighted changes
  • Allowable and Non-Allowable Expenses
  • Prior Approval Matrix & forms
  • Exception forms

Will there be any training sessions that covers the BTE process changes?

We will cover the following during the training session:

  • Travel & Expense process refresher
  • Updated forms and when to use them
  • Understanding of how to use the prior approval process & approval matrix
  • General Q&A


Please register for your training here.


We encourage you to continue to reach out to UPST at regarding the new Business & Travel Expense Standards.