Travel & Reimbursement (Concur)

PFMC Traveler “Frequently Asked Questions

Who Does the Council Reimburse?

All nonfederal members of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, Scientific and Statistical Committee, advisory subpanels, technical teams, work groups, ad hoc committees, staff, consultants, and specially invited individuals are eligible to receive reimbursement for limited per diem travel expenses when asked to travel for Council-related purposes.

Reimbursement is only allowed for expenses essential to transacting official Council business.

Unless approved by authorized Council staff, the claimant must have a current photo identification (ID) card issued and signed by the Executive Director in order to claim travel expenses. Photo ID cards are issued to each nonfederal individual in the Council membership at time of appointment or interim benchmark. The claimant must also have a meeting invitation, which lists them as an attendee of the meeting and has been signed by the Executive Director or a designee. Such an invitation is usually sent about three weeks before every Council-funded meeting, typically in memorandum form, and includes the dates, times, and locations of the meeting along with the allowable per diem rates for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses.

Travel Rules and Per Diem Rates

PFMC Travel Rules (REVISED October 2019)

GSA Maximum Per Diem Reimbursement Rate Limits

Download the GSA Per Diem Mobile App (GSA Website, Free Download available for the iPhone and Android systems)

PFMC Travel Expense Claims (Concur)

Expense Claims are required to be completed electronically.  If you are authorized to travel on PFMC funds, a user-name and password will be supplied to you.

The link to use our online travel and expense Concur account is: https://www.concursolutions.com/.

The following videos will walk you step by step through the Concur claim process:

Booking your Travel through Concur
Booking Airfare through Concur
Filling out an Expense Claim with travel booked outside Concur
Uploading Receipts into Concur

The following documents will walk you through the process of:

How to setup your Concur Profile

How to Book Flights using Concur

Completing an Expense Claim

Who to Contact

  • For assistance logging in to your Concur account or using the Concur web-based software, please contact Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820-2411 or toll free (866) 806-7204 ext. 411
  • For other travel related questions, please contact Ms. Patricia Crouse at (503) 820-2408 or toll free (866) 806-7204 ext. 408