Procurement, Property Management & Travel

The objective of Procurement is to procure goods and services to sustain, foster, and support the administrative, educational and research missions of the University, as well as to provide guidance and assistance on all official university travel.


Important Travel Links:

Official LSU Travel Information can be found here:

(Most information on travel can be found at the link above.)

Permanent Memorandum 13 (PM-13) can be found here:



Additional Procurement Links:


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for LSUA Travel:

When must a Spend Authorization be completed?
If there are no costs associated with my travel, how should I complete a Spend Authorization?
What account (PG, BG, GR) number should I use on my Spend Authorization?
What are PG, BG, GR, etc. numbers?
After travel occurs, how long do I have to submit an expense report?
Can I book travel for an upcoming fiscal year? (After July 1)
If I travel in one fiscal year (let's say April), and spend my own personal funds, will I be able to request reimbursement in the next fiscal year? (After July 1)
My trip costs more than what was approved on my Spend Authorization, what do I do?
How do I find out the daily meal per-diem costs?
What is the current mileage reimbursement rate?
I will be traveling out of state to a conference, am I required to fly, or may I drive my personal vehicle?
I am traveling to a conference and would like my spouse or significant other to travel as well. Is this possible?