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  • The standard maximum per diem rate is $59 (includes taxes and up to 15% tip). Per diem rate may be more depending on location (Please click GSA Site link for specific rates)

  • The first and last calendar day of travel is calculated at 75% of the per diem rate. If travel covers a two-day period, then meal reimbursement is up to 75% of the per diem rate

  • Itemized receipts are required for all meals.  If a restaurant does not provide itemized receipts, ask them to write the order and amounts on a ticket or take a picture of the menu.

  • There will be no meal reimbursement made without overnight lodging. (See the exception under the Special Situations Link)

  • Traveler must write their tip amount on the meal receipt. Tips cannot be typed in at a later date.

  • Travelers utilizing nonconventional lodging are allowed to purchase food to be prepared on site provided the cost of the food when divided among the number of travelers, does not exceed the maximum meal allowance per the Federal Travel Directory for the destination.

  • Gum and mints are NOT considered meals and will not be reimbursed.