|Total (per diem) - including tax & tip
University of Maryland travelers will normally be reimbursed in accordance with
the standard UMD travel meal per diem schedule set forth above. Receipts are not required when
utilizing UMD per diem (or lower allowances as may be required by budget
constraints). Additional reimbursement is not appropriate if a meal has
been pre-paid as part of a conference, hotel free breakfast plan, or the
like. Alcoholic beverages are not reimbursable.
If exceptional circumstances necessitate a high cost meal, reimbursement may be
approved "up to actual reasonable cost with itemized receipt," pursuant to
limits imposed by the unit and available funds, and as determined by the approving
authority. Allowances in excess of UMD per diem are exceptions and should not be routinely
approved. The traveler and approving authority for the trip are responsible for
assuring the appropriateness of meal expenditures in excess of UMD per diem and
are subject to audit scrutiny.
UMD International Per Diem Rates