2022 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The CSU adjusted its mileage reimbursement rates to reflect the new IRS rates. The mileage rate changes are as follows and apply to business travel occurring on or after January 1, 2022:

  • The standard mileage rate increased from 56 cents per mile to 58.5 cents per mile.
  • Miles driven for moving purposes will be reimbursed at 18 cents per mile, increased from 16 cents per mile.

The FTS Travel module reflects the standard mileage rate appropriate to the date(s) the mileage was incurred. If you have any questions, please contact FinanceConnect at ext. 4-1558 or financeconnect@sjsu.edu.

Moving and Relocation Guide

The university’s Moving and Relocation Guide has been revised.  This is effective for moving and relocation expenses occurring on or after November 1st, 2021.  Below are some changes to be aware of:
• All moving and relocation expenses are taxable and paid through University Personnel.
• Payment Services reviews moving expenses submitted through a Travel Reimbursement in FTS, then forwards the information for payroll processing to University Personnel.

For additional information or questions, please refer to the SJSU Moving & Relocation Guide [Google Doc].  If you have specific questions, please contact FinanceConnect (financeconnect@sjsu.edu or 408-924-1558) or University Personnel (university-personnel@sjsu.edu or 408-924-2250).

Update- New State Added to the Restricted Travel List

With the effective date September 30, 2021, Ohio has been added to Assembly Bill 1887, the law restricting the funding or sponsoring of state business travel to states with discriminatory laws.

The current list of restricted states are as follows:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arkansas
  3. Florida
  4. Idaho
  5. Iowa
  6. Kansas
  7. Kentucky
  8. Mississippi
  9. Montana
  10. North Carolina
  11. North Dakota
  12. Ohio
  13. Oklahoma
  14. South Carolina
  15. South Dakota
  16. Tennessee
  17. Texas
  18. West Virginia

Background

As of January 1, 2017, the CSU Travel Policy and Procedures has been revised to comply with Assembly Bill 1887, which added Section 11139.8 to the Government Code relating to discrimination and was approved by the governor in September, 2016. As a result of this law, it has been determined that SJSU is restricted from requiring employees to travel to certain states, and is prohibited from approving funding or sponsoring travel to those states with laws enacted to void or repeal discrimination protections, or, to authorize or require discrimination.

Exceptions to the prohibitions that may be granted, and of note to SJSU, include the following (see SJSU Travel Guide for the complete list):

  • To meet contractual obligations incurred before January 1, 2017.
  • To participate in meetings or training required by a grant or required to maintain grant funding.
  • For the protection of public health, welfare, or safety, as determined by the CSU or other state agencies.
  • The list of affected states is maintained on the California State Attorney General website, State of California Department of Justice. Travelers and approvers are advised to check the website when planning or approving out-of-state travel. Auxiliary funds may be used for travel to restricted states.

If you have any questions, please contact FinanceConnect at financeconnect@sjsu.edu or 408-924-1558.

References

SJSU Travel Guide
CSU Travel Procedures
Assembly Bill 1887
Office of the Attorney General