Latest Policy News

May 7, 2021: New Travel Restriction Date for all Business Travel

The University of Utah is currently restricting all business travel, including guest travel, through End of Spring Semester, May 7, 2021. This travel restriction applies to ALL faculty and staff travel, all university-coordinated student travel, and all guest/recruit travel. Approved exceptions to this restriction must adhere … Continue reading

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Standard Mileage Rate Changes for 2019

As of January 1, 2019, the Standard Mileage Rates changed to the following: 58 cents per mile for business miles driven, an increase of 3.5 cents from 2018 20 cents per mile for purpose of relocation, an increase of 2 cents from 2018 … Continue reading

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International Travel MUST be Registered 3 Weeks in Advance

Attention: International Travelers and Departments – Beginning April 2, 2018, the Travel & Reimbursement Services Department will require VP signatures for any reimbursement requests where the trip was not registered 3 weeks in advance of departure. We are taking this … Continue reading

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Standard Mileage Rate Changes for 2018

As of January 1, 2018, the Standard Mileage Rates changed to the following: 54.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, an increase of 1 cent from 2017 18 cents per mile for purpose of relocation, an increase of 1 … Continue reading

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Standard Mileage Rate Changes for 2016

Beginning January 1, 2016, the Standard Mileage Rates will be as follows: 54 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 57.5 cents for 2015 19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 23 cents for … Continue reading

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Meal Per Diem Rates have Changed

Effective October 1, 2015, the Federal Government  implemented changes to the meal per diem rates for many cities. We have seen rates that have increased, and others that have decreased. As an example, the Los Angeles, California rate decreased from … Continue reading

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Travel Training Update: Now Online!

The University of Utah travel training is now available to complete online! The in-person training is not going away – we are just expanding our offerings to better meet campus needs. For those interested, an in-person course will continue to … Continue reading

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Sales Tax on University Travel Expenses

Recently approved changes to Rule 3-010A: Expenditure and Reimbursement Requirements state that under most circumstances, university personnel will not be reimbursed for amounts paid in Utah Sales Tax. NOTE: These changes to Sales Tax regulations DO NOT govern University Travel … Continue reading

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Additional VP Initials for Exceptions

Please note the change below on Early and Final Reimbursement PDF forms. Beginning May 12, 2014, when there is a policy exception, we will require both the authorized signature on the appropriate VP line as well as the VP initials … Continue reading

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