Personal Mileage is always a reimbursable expense upon completion of the travel.
Regular Mileage Reimbursement for a trip
Actual business mileage is calculated for direct mileage between points on the traveler’s itinerary. Mileage in excess of this requires a written explanation of the business purpose. Mileage will be calculated from the traveler’s duty station or home, whichever is closer. A mileage calculator is on our webpage listing commonly visited cities. If the city needed is not listed, use Mapquest.com to obtain the mileage. Attach the printout to the travel reimbursement. When using a personal vehicle for state business the standard mileage rate of 54 cents set by the IRS is reimbursable when round trip is under 75 miles .For round trips over 75 miles the rate of 34 cents per mile will be reimbursed per the Office of State Budget Management (OSBM). No reimbursement shall be made for the use of a personal vehicle when commuting from an employee’s home to his/her duty station..
Monthly Mileage-Local Reimbursement
If you have local travel that you do on a regular basis this is considered monthly mileage. You will need to complete a mileage log. This form can be found on our webpage under Forms. You will need to record the miles driven, where you went and the purpose of the trip. An original mileage log should be kept with accurate records of miles driven for official university business and should be submitted with the travel reimbursement. Faxed or copied mileage logs are not acceptable. When using a personal vehicle for state business the standard mileage rate of 54 cents set by the IRS, is used when round trip is under 75 miles. For round trips over 75 miles the rate of 34 cents per mile will be reimbursed per the Office of State Budget Management . No reimbursement shall be made for the use of a personal vehicle when commuting from a student's home to his/her duty station. Monthly mileage logs should be submitted each month by the 10th of the month.
How to process in E-Travel
Mileage should be entered into E-Travel in the top half under Transportation. Once you select transportaion you will click on Personal Mileage. You will see the current rate in the box, if you need to lower the rate, please adjust the rate amount and enter the miles driven into the other box. For additional steps please see our Step-by-Step Guide.
Per the directive from the Office of State Budget Management (OSBM), the business standard mileage rate has decreased from 57.5 cents per mile to 54 cents per mile when the round trip is under 75 miles. For round trips over 75 miles the rate of 34 cents per mile will be reimbursed effective January 1, 2016.