Beginning July 1, 2014, the University will change its per diem allowance for domestic overnight travel outside the state of Missouri to “CONUS” rates as determined by the federal government. Specific meal rates by location can be found at www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/perdiemCalc.cfm. For overnight travel within the state of Missouri, the meal allowance will remain at $42.
The per diem rate change will take place automatically within the Travel & Expense system. Beginning July 1, 2014, Travel & Expense will automatically populate your per diem for the day based on the final destination for the day. For example, on day one of a trip you start in Columbia and drive to St. Louis to catch a flight to New York where you spend the rest of the day. New York would be the location used for that day’s per diem since it is the final destination of the day.