Administration and Finance Focus


April 2009
July 2011
Employee Spotlight �
Don Yackley

Student Spotlight �
Cindy Ha

Events Calendar


Auxiliary Services
Auxiliary Scholarships Made Easy with Online

Key Changes in July 2011

Wheeler Reconstruction Traffic Impacts

OSU Supports S-STAR Initiative

Health and Biomedical Science Center Progress


HUB Statistics for May and June 2011

Direct Deposit for Employee Reimbursements

Mileage Rate Change

Citibank P/T Cards

Payroll Suspense

Green UH
McAlister�s Deli Enters Tea Town USA contest to win $7,500 for Green UH
Green Initiatives Showcased on Display Boards

Urban Harvest � Using Nature to Control Pests

Guillermo De Los Reyes Heredia Named New Faculty-in-Residence

Bryan Haver Wins National Award

Guest Assistants on the

IT Service Request Improvements Made for On-Campus Residents

Human Resources
Benefits fair

Office Supply Swap at the Benefits Fair

Staff Tuition Scholarship applications now accepted

Parking and Transportation

Stadium Garage Construction � 15D/F Lot Realignment

Going the Distance: Browand Completes Ironman Challenge

Printing and Postal-

USPS Resumes Accepting Mail to Canada

Discount on Postage with Mobile Bar Code

UH Printing and Postal Services 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Day

Public Safety
Departmental Business Continuity Plans

Emergency Management � Hurricane Season

Learn How You Can Do YOUR Part to Prepare UH


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Mileage Rate Change

The Comptroller�s Office has changed the maximum mileage reimbursement rate effective July 1, 2011 from $0.51/mile to $0.555/mile. The new rate is consistent with the rate recently adopted by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Mileage Report that may be used to document reimbursable mileage has been updated and is located on the AP travel website.

Non-overnight transportation (account 54807), which includes non-overnight mileage, parking, and tolls, may be reimbursed on local funds only and up to 12 months after it is occurred. All other reimbursement requests must be submitted to the department for processing by the employee within 60 days of the expense or end of trip. See MAPPs 04.01.03, 04.02.01A, and 04.02.01B.

Summary of Maximum Mileage Rates:

Date Mileage was Incurred Mileage Rate
January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 50 cents per mile
January 1, 2011 to
June 30, 2011
51 cents per mile
July 1, 2011 to
December 31, 2011
55.5 cents per mile

In addition, the rates for taxable and non-taxable mileage associated with moving expenses were updated.  See MAPP 02.02.05, Moving and Relocation Expenses.

If you have any questions about the above changes or any other travel-related questions, please contact Sandra Silva (3-5883 or or Edwin Rodas (3-8961 or