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AMEX T&E Card Policies and Procedures

  1. Requesting a Card
  2. Spending Limits
  3. General Terms and Conditions for Use
  4. Dispute Procedures
  5. Change of Name or Billing Address
  6. Lost or Stolen Cards

A. Requesting a Card

Requests for Amex T&E Corporate Cards are made by Business Managers or Department Heads on behalf of an employee based on the employees' business need for the card.

  • Business Managers or Department Heads e-mail with the following information:
    • employees name
    • employees email address
    • limit information

B. Spending Limits

The standard pre-set spending limit will be $5,000.00 per month.

Some Cardholders may require a higher or lower limit than the standard due to their business need. Department managers may request a higher limit on behalf of Cardholders with a justified need.

C. General Terms and Conditions for Use

  1. Amex T&E Corporate Cardholder accounts may be subject to periodic internal control reviews and audits designed to protect the interests of the University. By accepting the Amex T&E Corporate Card, the cardholder agrees to comply with these reviews and audits.
  2. Policies and procedures related to the Amex T&E Corporate Card program may be updated or changed at any time. The cardholder agrees to and will be responsible for the execution of any program changes.
  3. The Cardholder agrees to surrender and cease use of the Amex T&E Corporate Card upon termination of employment whether for retirement, voluntary separation, resignation or dismissal. If the employee ceases to travel, or incur business entertainment expenses frequently, the Amex T&E Corporate Card PA may request that the card be returned and cancelled. The cardholder may also be asked to surrender the Amex T&E Corporate Card at any time deemed necessary by University management.
  4. Misuse or fraudulent use of the card may result in card suspension, card revocation, disciplinary action, employment termination and/or legal action.
  5. Delinquency fees are not reimbursable and will not be paid by the University.
  6. The Cardholder is responsible to remit payment directly to American Express for any unapproved or non-reimbursable expenses placed on the Card.
  7. University Policy does not allow the use of the Amex T&E Corporate Card for personal use. Exceptions may apply in instances such as non-reimbursable hotel incidentals, which cannot be split from the original hotel bill. However, the Cardholder should not submit the personal expense item(s) through the University for payment.
  8. The Amex T&E Corporate Card is issued in the name of the authorized employee.  The Cardholder may not release or authorize the use of their card by any other individual.

D. Dispute Procedures

While reviewing the activity statement, the cardholder may identify purchases that appear to be billed in error. It is the responsibility of the cardholder to resolve any discrepancies on the activity statement.

The cardholder should contact American Express Customer Service at 1 (800) 528-2122 to report the dispute. All disputes must be submitted to American Express within 60 days of the activity statement date. American Express Customer Service will resolve the dispute within the next 90 days. American Express Customer Service will place any item in dispute in suspense and issue a temporary credit on the cardholder's activity statement. An item in suspense is not subject to any delinquency charge and is excluded from the total payment due amount until the dispute is resolved.

E. Change of Name or Billing Address

The cardholder can contact American Express directly at 1-800-528-2122 or register their card on-line to view statements and make updates via the American Express web site.

F. Lost or Stolen Cards

In the event of a lost, stolen or compromised card, the cardholder must immediately contact American Express Customer Service at 1 (800) 528-2122. The cardholder's account will immediately be closed and a replacement card will be delivered within 24 hours.

Use of a personal credit card during this replacement period will be accepted.

In addition to contacting American Express Customer Service, the cardholder is responsible for notifying Failure to promptly notify American Express or within 48 hours of the Cardholder being aware of a lost, stolen or compromised Card may result in the employee being responsible for charges to the card.

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