Authorized use - The use of personal automobiles for official University purposes must be approved by the department head if mileage allowance is to be paid, or if, in case of an accident, a Workers Compensation claim is made. It is the responsibility of the department head to determine that each driver who is authorized to drive has a valid drivers license and appropriate insurance.
Insurance - The University does not have insurance that will provide coverage to an employee while they are using his/her personal vehicle on University business. The mileage allowance takes into consideration insurance, therefore the employee must file any claim through his/her insurance company. If employees frequently use their vehicles on University business, they are encouraged to consult with their insurance agent or broker.