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Travel News

May 25, 2022

Division colleagues,

As part of DFA’s ongoing effort to improve service times, streamline processes and create synergies in the campus community, Business and Financial Services (BFS) will realign some of our core teams. This alignment uses the strengths of BFS team members who perform...

January 5, 2022

The University’s mileage reimbursement rates for expenses incurred in connection with the business use of a private automobile will increase in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rates published in IRS Notice 2022-03. The following new rates are effective for expenses...

November 1, 2021

Campuses have been experiencing difficulty arranging meals for events based on the existing rates for business meals and entertainment. The last time the meal rates for business and entertainment were increased was in 2016. After discussing with the campus controllers, we have elected to...

July 1, 2021

Controllers and AP Directors/Travel Managers,

The California Attorney General’s office updated the list of states where state funds may not be used for travel.

August 7, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

We understand many faculty, staff and students have questions regarding university-related travel, particularly in light of the COVID-19 situation during summer and fall 2020. We also acknowledge the desire to make international travel plans in the near...

July 9, 2020

Controllers and AP Directors/Travel Managers

The California Attorney General’s office updated the list of states where state funds may not be used for travel. Idaho is the latest state, effective July 1, 2020.

April 24, 2020

The UC Merced COVID-19 Emergency Disaster-relief Program is effective as of the start of the COVID-19 federal disaster declaration on March 13, 2020 (see

March 24, 2020

This form is required for all travel and entertainment reimbursements being processed due to cancellation of trips or events as a result of COVID-19. Once the form is completed please send to and we will work with the Controller to...

March 13, 2020

This information is specific to travel impacted as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the situation remains very fluid, please check back here regularly for updates. For regular reimbursement information, please visit the reimbursement section of the travel website.


January 31, 2020

The Campus Travel Management team is working on a significant upgrade to how faculty, staff and students will manage expenses while traveling, and how they will be reimbursed. The system will allow users to capture an expense such as a restaurant or gas receipt through a convenient mobile app....