2022 Reimbursement Allowances for Mileage & Meals

Here are the latest reimbursement rates for UCLA employees who are traveling on business or hosting an entertainment function where meals and light refreshments are part of doing business:

Mileage

Reimbursement Rate

Use of private vehicle for University business travel

Expenses incurred between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022: 58.5 cents per mile
Expenses incurred between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022: 62.5 cents per mile

Driving or shipping a vehicle in connection with a move or relocation

Expenses incurred between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022: 18 cents per mile
Expenses incurred between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022: 22 cents per mile

 

Travel Meals

 

Reimbursement Cap*

For UC business travel within the continental U.S.

Travel Meals incurred on or after October 15, 2017: 

Actual expenses up to $62 per day

 

Entertainment – Hosting an Event

 

Reimbursement Rate for Costs Per Person**

Breakfast

Expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2016: $27

Expenses incurred on or after November 1, 2021: $28

Lunch

Expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2016: $47

Expenses incurred on or after November 1, 2021: $49

Dinner

Expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2016: $81

Expenses incurred on or after November 1, 2021: $85

Light Refreshments

Expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2016: $19

Expenses incurred on or after November 1, 2021: $20

*When the entire length of a trip is fewer than 24 hours:

  • Meals for single-day travel will not be reimbursed unless the travel includes an overnight stay that is verified by a lodging receipt.
  • If no receipt is available, the traveler must include a statement with the travel expense voucher explaining why (e.g., the traveler lodged with a friend or relative, stayed overnight at the airport or took alternative transportation requiring the traveler to be away overnight).
  • An exception to the overnight-stay requirement may be allowed when a traveler incurs a meal expense in connection with a business meeting (e.g., a working lunch scheduled as an integral part of a meeting or conference).

**When planning an entertainment event, keep in mind:

  • A buffet reception — depending on the time of day it is held — is reimbursed at the applicable meal rate. Brunch is reimbursed at the lunch rate.
  • The amounts in the chart include the cost of the food and beverages, labor, sales tax, delivery charges and other service fees. If a reception before a meal includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres, the reception and the meal should be treated as a single event when calculating costs.
  • The costs of room rental, room setup fees, media rental, decorations, etc., are not included in the per-person costs.