March 8, 2023

To: Campus Community
From: Jim Corkill, Associate Vice Chancellor/Controller, Business & Financial Services
Subject: Reimbursement of Travel Expenses for Remote Workers

Late last year, the Office of the President provided interim guidance on the application of Business and Finance Bulletin G-28 Travel Regulations to a category of remote workers performing their duties away from campus locations. In short, certain remote employees were eligible for reimbursement for travel to their University location when University business required their presence on site. Reimbursement was applicable to remote workers where the University location was 50 miles or more from their remote location.

The Office of the President is in the process of evaluating definitions and practices related to workplace modality with a goal towards potential revisions to policy around remote work. Until this assessment has been completed, the interim guidance has been rescinded.

Effective March 6, 2023, the University will revert back to the existing interpretation of G-28, which states that “Expenses for travel between the traveler’s residence and headquarters (commuting expense) shall not be allowed.”

More information will be communicated to the campus once the Office of the President has finalized their assessment and proposed changes to G-28 have been made. For questions, please use our ServiceNow for Payment Services portal.