|On a one-day
TDY outside the limits of the PDS, the traveler is authorized
regular business transportation.
If the TDY exceeds 12 hours, the traveler is authorized
75 percent M&IE of the TDY location (75 percent
of the highest locality rate, if there is more than
one location). This is taxable income for a civilian
If the TDY is up to 12 hours, the traveler is typically
not authorized reimbursement for meals, although you
may approve up to PMR for military travelers to reimburse
the actual costs of up to two occasional meals.
Local Travel (Lodging Overnight Not Required)
Travelers who use a POC between home and an alternate
work location (local, in-and-around travel) are authorized
the standard mileage rate for the distance driven, minus
the normal distance driven to and from work. Travelers
performing local, in-and-around travel to and from their
usual workplace are authorized the standard mileage
rate for the distance driven (no subtraction). Other
scenarios are, or course, possible. Refer to JFTR/JTR,
Appendix O for specifics.
Travelers are authorized reimbursement for other expenses
such as tolls and parking when using a POC, but are
not generally authorized reimbursement for lodging
Meals and Per Diem
You may only authorize reimbursement for meals or
per diem within the limits of the PDS in two situations:
that threaten injury to human life or damage to
||Missions that involve
weapons inspector escorts
In these cases, you may authorize per diem but must
justify the reasons on the travel authorization.