Procurement Services Newsletter 

February 2024

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2024

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2024 standard mileage rate increase for calculating reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle for business purposes. The reimbursement for personal car mileage covers fuel and vehicle maintenance. The Oracle Expense system has been updated per IRS guidance.


There is no action required from you. Effective January 1, 2024, the standard mileage rate is $0.67/mile. These rates apply to electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, as well as gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.

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Labviva Transition Resources

We recently launched Agilent, IDT, and VWR within the Labviva platform, a platform for Health and Research related supplies. 


As another aid to the Labviva transition, Strategic Sourcing has compiled the questions from the "Webinar Wednesday" events.

Published in Canvas and linked below, you will find files related to Labviva or the transitioned suppliers (Agilent, IDT, & VWR).

Please use these as a tool as you become familiar with the transition. 

Labviva FAQs 

Agilent, IDT, and VWR Transition FAQs 

Streamlined Vehicle Purchase Process

We are thrilled to announce that we have simplified the vehicle purchase process to reduce complexity and save you time. 


What’s New:

Simplified Steps: We have streamlined the steps, making them more straightforward.


Online Resources: Our website has been updated with comprehensive information and resources to assist you throughout the process. The form and instructions are now updated and accessible in the "Sourcing" section on our website to assist you in navigating your vehicle purchase.

Personalized Assistance: Our dedicated customer service team is ready to assist you at every stage of the purchasing process. Don't hesitate to reach out to us via email for any questions or concerns.

"Webinar Wednesdays" Featuring InsightGobal

You're invited! Join our virtual session hosted by InsightGlobal, a contracted temporary labor service provider in the RU Temporary Labor Program.

During the session, a team of specialists will provide a comprehensive overview of their services, discussing the strategic benefits, and respond to your queries. This is a valuable opportunity to understand how their expertise can align with and enhance your departmental goals.

When: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time: 10:00am

Where: via Zoom

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