Managing the Effects of Coronavirus on University Travel

Important! Currently, there is no International travel authorized for the University. Domestic travel can be authorized by the Dean or applicable Vice President of the department only.

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:
    • 58.5 cents per mile from January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
    • 56 cents per mile from March 11, 2021 - December 31, 2021
    • 54.5 cents per mile from January 1, 2020 – March 10, 2021
  • 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.