Organisation - January 15, 2015

Simplified claims

Albert Sikkema

The directors of operations in the various science groups want to simplify the system for claiming expenses on foreign travel.

So says Annemieke Beers, director of operations at the AFSG, which has been asked by the executive board to cut down on bureaucracy. The time- consuming claims system, which causes a lot of irritation, needs simplification, thinks Beers. She does not question the checking of expenses on foreign trips in itself. ‘That is just part of the current requirements for financial accountability.’ Beers asked science group staff last year which rules and administrative tasks they found most irksome. More information about bureaucracy on campus can be foundin the next Resource.