What is the difference between a per diem and hosting?

Mar 21, 2023 | News

A per diem is a daily meal allowance for a single university employee when traveling for university business. The per diem amount is based on GSA rates for the travel location and is automatically calculated by Concur when claiming the per diem on an expense report. Visit Procurement’s Travel webpage for more information.

Hosted business meals are those taken with guests or colleagues during which focused business discussions take place. Hosted business meal expenses, including non-alcoholic beverages, tax, and tip, should not exceed the maximum per person allowances – currently $30/breakfast, $30/lunch, and $70/dinner. Visit Expense Reporting for more information.

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