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Travel Policy and Procedures Manual
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Rental Car Program
Per Diem Rates, Mileage, and Out of Country Travel
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Accounts Payable Launching New Travel and Expense Reporting System 'Chrome River'

Accounts Payable’s new travel and expense reporting system “Chrome River” will be implemented campus‐wide in the upcoming months. In “Chrome River,” University employees will electronically report business expenses for reimbursement and reconcile purchases made with University Purchasing Cards.

 University employees will be contacted by Accounts Payable via to view the online trainings and convert to this new reporting system.

When employees are invited for training, the following will occur:

  1. Paper expense reports and payment vouchers for reimbursement will no longer be accepted by Accounts Payable
  2. Travel cash advances will no longer be given for individual employee or student travel and prepaid travel expenses
  3. University employees will be able to apply for a University Purchasing Card with supervisor approval

 If you have any questions, contact the Chrome River team at Accounts Payable asks for patience while this new system is implemented and procedure revisions are made for all University employees.

FY19 Travel Allowance Rates

Effective for travel on July 1, 2018 and after, the state mileage allowance rate for the use of a personal vehicle on University business will remain the same at 37 cents per mile. This rate is set by the State of Missouri, Office of Administration.

Per diem meals for July 1, 2018 and after will remain the same, the standard daily rate for overnight stay for ALL cities is $45.00 with exception to the specified high cost cities at $69.00.

Travel allowance rates and the list of high cost cities can be found on the Accounts Payable webpage under the Travel section Per Diem Rates, Mileage, and Out of Country Travel.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Sheri Ponder at 651-2534 or Lynda Seabaugh at 651-2076.


Academic Hall
Accounts Payable
One University Plaza, MS 3250
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701