In-State Per Diems are Increased!

  • July 5th, 2018
  • in News

The State of Alabama has increased the per diems for in-state travel!  As you remember, the overnight per diem was $75 for each travel day, and the partial day per diem was $11.25 for travel of 6-12 hours and $30.00 for travel of 12 or more hours. The following rates will be effective for in-state travel occurring on or after July 1, 2018.

  • The allowance for overnight travel will be $85.00 or $100.00 per day, depending on the length of the trip. For travel requiring one overnight stay, the traveler will be paid $85.00 per day.  For travel requiring stays of two or more nights, the traveler will be paid $100.00 per day.
    • One overnight stay at $85 per travel day.
      Example:  Leave Monday & return to base Tuesday = $170
      This traveler will see a $20 increase in his or her per diem allowance for a one night/two day trip.
    • Two or more night stay at $100 per day
      Example:  Leave Monday & return to base Wednesday = $300
      This traveler will see a $75 increase in his or her per diem allowance for a two night/three day trip.
  •  For travel that does not require an overnight stay, the traveler shall be paid a meal allowance of $12.75 (15% of the regular per diem rate of $85.00) for a trip of six to twelve hours’ duration.
  • For travel in excess of twelve hours’ duration, the traveler shall be paid $34.00, which represents one meal allowance and one-fourth of the per diem allowance.

The exception is still in place that allows employees traveling within the State of Alabama to attend a convention, conference, seminar or other meeting of a state, regional, or national organization of which the state or individual is a dues-paying member to be reimbursed according to the UA out-of-state policy.

You will enter your reports in Concur using the same methods and processes as in the past.  We will modify the current In-State Overnight report options and provide both a One Night Stay and a Two or More Night Stay in order to help you more easily calculate the appropriate per diems.