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Lodging & Meals

Lodging & Meals Expenses

Lodging Expenses

The College’s maximum lodging rates are based upon the General Service Administration (GSA) rates for the location and dates of stay. The maximum rate is for a single/standard sleeping room per person or single occupancy.

Meal Expenses

When the Carthage traveler is expected to incur costs for meals and incidentals for overnight business travel, Carthage will reimburse meal and incidental expenses (M&IE) under a per diem allowance. The maximum M&IE per diem allowance will be at the rate established by the General Service Administration (GSA) for the location of each full day’s (24 hours) travel. The M&IE per diem allowance will only be paid when the traveler is expected to incur costs for meals and incidentals; business travel requires an overnight stay outside the traveler’s headquarters and when the travel is supported by a College business purpose.

For Continental U.S. locations, the incidental portion of the M&IE per diem allowance is $5.00. For Non-Continental U.S. and foreign locations, the incidental portion of the M&IE per diem varies by the location.