Published on: Aug. 24, 2018
Change to Travel Reimbursements for DoD Employees
With President Trump’s recent signature of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, military service members and Department of Defense civilians will now receive 100 percent of the per diem rate to cover their travel expenses instead of flat rates or partial pay when working away from home for 30 days or more.
Previously, DoD employees only received partial coverage or a flat rate of $144 to cover expenses. The limitations on travel reimbursements for both military service members and civilian employees were implemented in November 2014 by the Secretary of Defense as a cost reduction measure.
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