Managing the Effects of Coronavirus on University Travel


See Procedures for Managing Travel Around Covid-19


Quick Facts

  • For budgetary purposes, individual Lamar University departments may set their own maximum rates as long as they do not exceed the GSA rates.
  • Meal reimbursements are only allowed on overnight travel. The meal percentage rates for all travel will be calculated as follows:
    • Breakfast 20%
    • Lunch 30%
    • Dinner 50%
  • Mileage reimbursement by Lamar University is as follows:
    • 54.5 cents per mile from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
    • 54.5 cents per mile from January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
  • Baggage charges (including excessive baggage, e.g. state-owned equipment) that are related to state business are reimbursable. It is assumed that the first checked bag is necessary to complete business travel.
  • All travel forms should show the employee's Banner identification number. This is the "L" number located on F3.6 forms.