Necessary and reasonable lodging expenses for business trips outside of the local area are paid by the traveler and may be reimbursed after trip completion. Lodging rates are governed by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The listed rates assume single occupancy and exclude applicable taxes. Lodging taxes are reimbursable but are not included in the base or allowable rate restrictions. The base rate may be doubled (base rate x 2) as appropriate and approved by the department Org approver. Amounts above 200% of the base rate (base rate x 2) will not be reimbursed.
Lodging rates are built into the Mason Finance Gateway for domestic and international location. Travelers will search for the location and populate the base and/or allowable maximum rate for reimbursement. Travelers should review the rates prior to incurring lodging expenses to ensure the nightly rate is within the reimbursable range (base rate x 2).
- Domestic GSA rates are available at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/142071
- Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. Territories rates are available at http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/perdiemCalc.cfm
- International destination rates are available at https://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp