Travel and Business Expense Reimbursements

Travel and Business Expense Reimbursements

  1. eBERF
  2. Travel Card
  3. Online Paper BERF Form for Students and Non-Employees
  4. Mileage Reimbursement Information
  5. Foreign Travel Per Diem



Electronic Business Expense Reimbursement Form or eBERF is a form located within UMeNet used to request reimbursement for business related expenses incurred by employees. eBERF is also used to reconcile travel and entertainment related expenses incurred on the University Travel Card. eBERF aids in speedy electronic submission and approval of business expense reimbursements and payments and employees are able to track the status of the document throughout the approval process.


Preparing an eBERF


Approving an eBERF



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Travel Card

 The Travel Card program is available to all University of Miami employees who travel on University business. It was designed to provide University employees with a convenient method to pay for business expenses while traveling without using their own money upfront. 

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Mileage Reimbursement Information


Mileage Allowance

Mileage Rate Table
Effective Date  Rate
1/1/17 to present 53.5 cents/mile
1/1/16 to 12/31/16 54 cents/mile


Relocation Mileage Rate Table
Effective Date Rate
1/1/17 to present   17 cents/mile
1/1/16 to 12/31/16 19 cents/mile

- Mileage Log
This is a sample log that is required to accompany requests for multiple mileage allowance reimbursements on a single eBERF/BERF.


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Foreign Travel Per Diem

- Foreign Per Diem

Foreign Per Diem rates vary based on the city and country visits.  This link to the U.S. Department of State website will provide you with the Per Diem Meal rates to include on your reimbursement requests (eBERFs). Select the amount under the M&IE Rate (meals and incidentals) column.

- Currency Converter
Here is a link to a preferred online currency converter.  Reimbursements from the University are only given in USD.  So all foreign transaction must first be converted to USD before being submitted. 


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