University Travel Updates
Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2019
The California State University standard mileage rate for business travel occurring on or after January 1, 2019, will increase from 54.5 cents per mile to 58 cents per mile. Miles driven for moving purposes will be reimbursed at 20 cents per mile, increased from 18 cents per mile.
Travel Ban - UPDATED
Effective October 4, 2019, California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Iowa. This comes as a result of Iowa's enactment of House File Bill No. 766, which has a provision deemed discriminatory. If you were authorized to travel to Iowa on or after January 1, 2017 and the travel will not end prior to October 4, 2019, then State funds cannot be used to pay for the travel to Iowa. Consequently, the travel to Iowa must be cancelled, or must meet one of AB 1887 exceptions and must also be pre-approved by the University Controller, or funded using a private or non-state source.
As a reminder, funds appropriated by the legislature may not be used to pay for travel to any state on the current list of banned states maintained by the CA State Attorney General as a result of Assembly Bill 1887. The current list of restricted states includes Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas, and is subject to change at any time.
Non-refundable travel arrangements made prior to January 1, 2017, to any state on the list of restricted states (Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas), are permissible. A detailed written description of when the travel arrangements were booked and justification for such travel must be submitted with the expense claim.
If travel arrangements are made on or after January 1, 2017 but the state is later added to the banned states list, and you plan to travel to this state after its addition to the list, then State funds cannot be used to pay for the travel. Consequently the travel must be cancelled, non-refundable arrangements must be forfeited, or the travel must meet one of AB 1887 (https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887) exceptions. It must also be pre-approved by the University Controller, or the travel must be funded using a private or non-state source.
The following links serve as additional resources:ICSUAM Policy on Travel
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