Change in Reimbursement Rates for Travel
Michael V. McKee, Assistant Vice-President and University Controller
The 2007 Florida legislature created Florida Statute 1001.706 stating:
“Except as otherwise provided by law, university employees are public employees for purposes of Section 112 of the Florida Statutes and any payment for travel and per diem expenses shall not exceed the level specified in Section 112.061.”
Beginning July 1, 2007, the University of Florida will now be required to follow Florida Statute 112.061 for all travel reimbursements of the University and integrated direct support organizations. Current University travel reimbursement rates will remain the same (actual expenses incurred) except for mileage and meals.
Effective for all travel as of July 1, 2007, the standard mileage rates to reimburse for the use of an automobile for business purposes will be 44.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven.
The current GSA mileage rate of 48.5 cents a mile should be used for all travel days occurring on or before June 30, 2007.
Effective for all travel as of July 1, 2007, the following amounts for subsistence are allowed while traveling on official University business:
Breakfast – $6
Lunch – $11
Dinner – $19
Total – $36
The current GSA reimbursement rates for meals, which average $46 in cities such as Orlando, Atlanta, Jacksonville, etc. and $61 in cities such as Chicago, Washington, New York, should be used for all travel occurring on or before June 30, 2007 when reimbursing in July 2007.
If you have any questions, please contact Randy Staples or Brett Wallen at 392-1245.