Procurement Services and Accounts Payable

Procurement Services and Accounts Payable

Per Diem

The per diem rate for meals should be broken down by each meal and entered on lines 2 through 4 for each day when using the paper travel report. The incidental expense charge should be entered on line 13 – Other. 

Visit for a listing of the most common per diem rates for domestic travel and for the 6 tier breakdowns visit
If your meal per diem rate is not listed on the GSA, the DOD website can also be a reference for additional per diem rates.

For foreign per diem rates, visit the department of state foreign per diem rates page.

Employees are not required to use per diem rates for hotel stays unless mandated by their department.

Effective August 29, 2014 all travel days will be reimbursed at 100%, unless a particular grant specifies 75% or otherwise.

Please contact Accounts Payable at ext. 8150 if you have any questions regarding per diems.

If you have transitioned to electronic reporting in TEM all of the above is designed in that module. Thank you for your support by going electronic.