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Travel Updates

January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, mileage rates have increased to the following:

  • .545 cents per mile
  • .18 cents per mile for relocation mileage

Please refer to the Travel Forms page for updated 262's before submitting your claims for reimbursement. For any questions, please contact the Travel Desk

January 1, 2017

Per Assembly Bill 1887 (AB1887), the complete list of affected states will be maintained on the California State Attorney General’s website, Please check this website regularly to ensure travel plans are not affected by the ban.

-FAQs Regarding AB 1887

-CSU Chancellor’s Executive Order Regarding AB 1887


The Legislature created exceptions in AB 1887 that allow travel to banned states in certain circumstances. (Gov. Code, § 11139.8, subd. (c).) These exceptions only apply if travel to a subject state is "required." (Ibid.)

Specifically, AB 1887 does not apply to state travel that is required for any of the following purposes:

  1. Enforcement of California law, including auditing and revenue collection.
  2. Litigation.
  3. To meet contractual obligations incurred before January 1, 2017.
  4. To comply with requests by the federal government to appear before committees.
  5. To participate in meetings or training required by a grant or required to maintain grant funding.
  6. To complete job-required training necessary to maintain licensure or similar standards required for holding a position, in the event that comparable training cannot be obtained in California or a different state not subject to the travel prohibition.
  7. For the protection of public health, welfare, or safety, as determined by the affected agency, department, board, authority, or commission, or by the affected legislative office.

As of November 2015, the ICSUAM Travel Policy has been updated to reflect a change in lodging rates and itemized receipts requirements based on IRS regulations.

  • Nightly Lodging Limit increased from $195 to $275 per night before taxes.
  • Increased limit of an item of expense requiring itemized receipts from $25 to $75.

NOTE: Please make sure to check with your department manager regarding receipts requirements. For more information on our Travel Policy, refer to the CSU Handbook for more details.