Third-party lodging is an establishment that is rented out by a third party or treated as an apartment building by state or local law or regulation. This includes most non-hotel facilities and those rented out via sites like Airbnb and VRBO. In other words, it’s ANY LODGING THAT IS NOT A COMMERCIAL HOTEL, HOSTEL, OR GOVERNMENT DORM.
- To utilize 3rd Party/Non-Commercial Lodging, there must be a cost savings to the university.
- Personal preference and/or convenience are not an allowable justification to use 3PNCL.
BEWARE OF OPEN MARKETPLACE LISTINGS
- Yes, Booking.com lists apartments for short term rental. Beware of what you’re buying.
- Yes, 3rd party/Non-Commercial Approval applies to everyone, employee AND non-employee, as well as all types of travel.
- Yes, Approval is always required, even after the fact.
- Reminder that state funds can not be used for after the fact requests.
Lodging in Non-Commercial Lodging Establishments (Documents, Policy, Procedure, Approval)
Controller’s website, 3rd Party Lodging
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