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Have training, will travel: Why you need to learn about Concur
Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011 10:54 AM
Whether you’re readying for a research trip to India or organizing a working lunch at Nicolino’s, now is the time to learn about Concur. The University of Manitoba’s new integrated travel tool will soon be used by all employees to both book travel and manage expenses. By simplifying the submission and reimbursement process, Concur is intended to make life easier for users, says Kristy Jamieson, ROSE project team lead for the integrated travel initiative.

In an effort to guide users through the new tool, travel services is asking that all staff members attend a Concur training session.

During each 90-minute claimant session, or the three-hour unit expert training, staff members will learn how to use Concur, establish a designate, book flights and hotel rooms, use the associated UM Travel VISA card, submit expense claims, and also approve claims. Once the training sessions are complete within a unit, each user will be notified that they are ‘live’ and can immediately start using the tool.

Training sessions, which began on October 12, will continue until the end of February with the goal of having all staff using the new system by March 2012.

Prior to attending training, Jamieson suggests that staff complete their Concur profile page, which can be accessed through the JUMP portal on the U of M homepage. The Concur link can be found near the bottom right-hand side of the main JUMP page under “Quick Links.”

With a focus on customer service, the integrated travel team has established a help desk that can be contacted by phone or email. Jamieson and her team are also available for additional group or one-on-one training sessions. “Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone,” says Jamieson. “There’s so much support available and we are happy to help.”


For more information on Concur and links to all related materials, go to the Travel Services website at the link below.

Contact the Travel Services Help Desk at 474-7944 or travelassistance@umanitoba.ca


REACH-UM is now live!

The University of Manitoba’s new eRecruitment tool REACH-UM went live on October 31. The online tool allows both internal and external job seekers to search for position vacancies (currently only in the support/managerial category), submit an application, upload their CV, create a personal job profile, and update personal information. You can access REACH-UM at the link below.


No computer? No problem!

As the U of M modernizes its processes, many resources and systems are moving online. This can be frustrating for those employees without regular access to a computer. To take advantage of exciting new tools such as employee self-service and the Concur travel and expense tool, employees without regular computer access are being encouraged to visit one of the many internet kiosks located around campus.

Internet kiosks are located at both the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses in the following locations:

Fort Garry Campus:
Welcome Centre
University Centre (main floor, near ancillary services office)
Human Resources, 309 Administration Building
Armes Building tunnel
Fletcher Argue, main floor (near CIBC ATM)
Drake Centre (basement)
St. Paul’s College (basement)
Extended Education (hallway)
Physical Plant, 89 Freedman Crescent (physical plant staff only)
Libraries – at least three computers in each

Bannatyne Campus:
Neil John MacLean Health Sciences Library
hysical Plant, Medical Services Building (physical plant staff only)
For more information, contact:
Lindsay Stewart Glor
Client Relations Coordinator, Internal Projects
Marketing Communications Office
Phone: (204) 474-9368
Related Links (Internal):
  •ROSE website