Travel & Conference Attendance
BSBK Travel Team
The BSBK Travel Office is here to assist you with all travel related requests from start to finish. We can assist you in obtaining all required travel approvals, booking flights, answering travel related questions and concerns, and preparing and submitting expense reports upon your return. Our goal is to provide you with top-notch customer service and make the travel process as smooth as possible for all travelers.
Our office hours are 7am - 4pm Monday - Friday and you can reach us at BSBK-Travel@lbl.gov. We look forward to working with each and everyone of you!
(Virtual or In-Person)
What is a considered an Event?
(Domestic and Foreign)
1.) There is a conference/event I need to attend, what steps do I need to take to request travel approvals and when should I complete those?
2.) When can I purchase my flight and begin booking travel arrangements?
Once you receive confirmation that your Travel Authorization Request (TAR) has received Division approval, you can begin spending money and booking your travel arrangements.
All domestic flights can be booked using the lab approved travel agency, Concur (you must set up your Concur profile first) and charged to the lab ghost card.
All foreign flights should be booked by calling CWT at (888) 243-1125 and speaking with an agent. In doing so, CWT can charge the lab ghost card for the cost of your foreign flight. If you choose to book your foreign flight using Concur (you must set up your Concur profile first), you must abide by the Fly America Act. If not, your flight will be canceled by the lab.
For Foreign travel, you must purchase your flight and provide a copy of your itinerary to Debbie Warner and your travel arranger no later than 30 days prior to your departure date. Providing this information at least 45 days prior to your departure date is strongly preferred.