Travel Reimbursement Updates and Changes
Pursuant to Internal Revenue Code changes, effective April 1, 2013, the mileage reimbursement rate will increase from 0.50 cents to 0.56 cents per mile. For moving relocation, the mileage reimbursement rate will increase from 0.19 cents to 0.24 cents per mile.
In response to recommendations of the Bureau of State Audits, the California State University, Office of the Chancellor has established maximum limits for lodging reimbursement. Effective April 1, 2013 the CSU maximum reimbursement rate for lodging is $175 per night, excluding taxes.
Lodging rates in excess of $175 per night must be pre-approved by your division Vice President. Please attach to your travel expense claim evidence (email or letter) of the required pre-approval. The pre-approval must include a statement of business purpose supporting the exception.
If you have any additional questions regarding these changes, please contact Lana Lewis at (510) 885-2854.