University Travel Updates 2017
Effective January 1, 2017, the State of California is prohibiting travel to certain states and will be restricted from requiring employees to travel to those states. This change is a result of Assembly Bill 1887. The current list of restricted states as of June 30, 2017 includes Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.
Non-refundable trip arrangements made prior to June 23, 2017, to the four newly added states (Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota, 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. Trips booked on or after June 23, 2017, to these four newly added states must comply with the exceptions included in AB 1887.
Exceptions to the new travel prohibitions and the complete list of restricted states will be maintained on the CA State Attorney General's website found here: https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887. Unless one of the exceptions listed is met and documented on the expense claim, the University will not pay for any expenses when traveling to a restricted state.
The following links serve as additional resources:
Effective January 1, 2017, the California State University Standard Mileage Rate for
business travel occurring on or after January 1, 2017, will decrease from 54 cents
per mile to 53.5 cents per mile. Miles driven for moving purposes will be reimbursed at 17 cents per mile, decreased from 19 cents per mile.
Effective February 1, 2017, all state employee travel reimbursement will be processed through the Concur Expense Management System. Paper expense claims will no longer be accepted for State Employees after February 1, 2017. A tutorial for Concur is posted here.
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