Get Authorization

All business travel for the laboratory requires authorization before any travel arrangements can be made.   

domestic Travel Authorization

You must complete a Office spreadsheet iconTravel Approval Request Form to obtain authorization. Follow the steps under Domestic Travel.

Foreign Travel Authorization

Refer to the PDF iconFTMS Flowchart to understand the foreign travel process.  You must first complete a Office spreadsheet iconTravel Approval Request Form to obtain authorization.  Additional forms are also required for international travel.   Go to Foreign Travel for step by step instructions.  Travel cannot commence without DOE approval.

Conference Travel Authorization

You must first complete an PDF iconConference Request Form to obtain authorization.  Additional forms are also required to attend a conference.   See Conference Travel for more information.


Authorization for Travel Exceptions 

For any travel deviations from the Travel Manual, written justification is required along with additional approval(s). Refer to Approval Chart for the approval(s) required for your situation.  


Authorization for Travel Supported by Non-PPPL Organizations

For travel funded by organizations other than PPPL, you must complete a Office spreadsheet iconTravel Approval Request Form and note which expenses, if not all, will be covered by either the outside organization or by you.  Follow the steps above for the type of travel related to your business trip. For additional information, read here .