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All travel must be in compliance with the University's travel policy, regardless of the funding source.
The Travel Services program is part of Purchasing Services, a unit within the Controller's Office. The Controller's Office reports to the Vice President & CFO Richard Pfutzenreuter. Travel Services is responsible for administering University travel contracts, the development and implementation of travel policies and procedures and informing University staff about these contracts, policies and procedures.
The IRS announced changes in the standard business mileage rates for calendar year 2015. Beginning January 1, 2015, the standard business mileage reimbursement rate for personal vehicle use on approved University business will increase from 56 cents to 57.5 cents per mile. See the Rates section of the Administrative Policy: Traveling on University Business. The standard mileage rate for moving expenses will be 23 cents per mile as non-taxable and the remaining 34.5 cents per mile as taxable. Business mileage incurred in 2014 but reimbursed in 2015 should be reimbursed using the 2014 mileage rates. The Employee Expense Worksheet UM1612 and the Moving/Relocation Expense Documentation Form UM1357 (doc) are being updated to reflect the changes to the mileage rates.
Travel Services arranges for U-Wide contracts for moving companies and provides information for departments on paying for relocation and moving expenses.