New Policy Guidelines Established for Per Diem Rates While on University Business - 06/28/12

The Travel Department has revised two travel policies regarding per diem payments while on University business. The changes align Purdue’s travel policy with the United States General Services Administration guidelines and Purdue’s peer institutions. Both changes go into effect for travel on or after July 1.

First, the amount of per diem allowed on the first and last days of travel will be 75 percent of the full per diem rate, regardless of the time the traveler leaves or returns from a trip.

The second travel policy guideline change involves setting the reimbursable per diem rate according to the place the traveler conducts the University-related business, instead of the location of the lodging facility.

The new policy guidelines, effective for travel on or after July 1, are being posted on the Subsistence page of the Procurement Services/Travel website.

For more information about the travel policy guideline changes, please contact Gayle Stetler, manager, Accounts Payable and Travel, 496-1608; or Linda Ford, travel administrator, Accounts Payable and Travel, 494-1699.