New Per Diem Allowances


By Joanne Yestramski

Effective Dec. 1, 2015 the daily per diem meal allowance rate for University of Massachusetts employees traveling on university business will correspond with the current rates listed by the General Services Administration (GSA). GSA establishes the maximum CONUS (Continental United States) Per Diem rates for federal travel customers.

The university has elected to follow all of the current GSA rates for university travel. These rates are intended to cover the employee’s cost of meals and incidentals when engaged in official university travel/business. Therefore, tips and other incidentals will not be reimbursed separately to university employees. Furthermore, please note that the per diem allowance will not be granted to travelers that are provided meals as part of their official university business.

For travel to Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories and Possessions and all international travel, use U.S. Department of State per diem rates.

For questions, please contact or call the Travel Office at Ext. 4-2400.