Meals & Incidentals

United States

The reimbursement of daily meal and incidental expenses for travel within the continental United States will be based on actual amounts incurred, subject to the daily maximum reimbursement cap of $55.00. The meals reimbursement cap should not be treated as a per diem. Expenditures above the cap are the responsibility of the traveler.

Original itemized receipts are required for reimbursement.

Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Possessions

Meals and incidentals for travel to Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. possessions will be based on the published Federal Government per diem for the specific location. 

Receipts are not required for reimbursement of meals and incidentals.


Lodging, meals, and incidentals for international travel will be based on the published Federal Government per diem rate for the specific location.  Federal per diem rates for all locations:


Incidental expenses may be reimbursed up to $7.00 per day. Incidentals include actual costs of tips and fees for services such as baggage carriers, bellhops, porters, etc.

Receipts are not required for reimbursement.

Trips Less than 24-Hours

Meals and incidentals are no longer reimbursed for trips less than 24 hours unless the travel includes an “overnight stay” as supported by a lodging receipt.