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University Services Announces Changes in Travel Services

January 9, 2007

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Internal Revenue Service announced an increase to the standard mileage rate beginning Jan. 1. As a result, the University's private mileage reimbursement rate will increase to 48.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven, an increase of four cents from the 44.5 cent rate in effect for 2006, it was announced by University Services.

Other news from University Services:

-- The Compass booking free waiver has been extended through June 30, 2007 for all business trips changed to a CUFS number. Compass is a competitively priced $5 online booking product which features direct billing to CUFS or a personal credit card. Instructions and a link to the site is on our travel Web site at <http://www.univsvcs.northwestern.edu/travel/online.htm>.

For travel related questions, go to <http://www.univsvcs.northwestern.edu/travel/index.html> or email Jeff Levin at jhlevin@northwestern.edu.

--Via HTH Worldwide, the Office of Risk Management has arranged health insurance coverage for faculty and staff who are traveling outside the United States on University business. Benefits are identical to those available to students studying abroad and are described at: <http://www.northwestern.edu/risk/abroad.htm>.

The cost is $8.40 per week. Faculty and staff who are interested in obtaining health insurance for their overseas travel should contact Chris Johnson at (847) 491-8518 or cljohnson@northwestern.edu.