Part 5, Chapter 8: Manual Exhibit F
24-hour period beginning 1 second after midnight (reflected in this section as "12:01 a.m.")
The Continental United States, consisting of the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia
|Lodgings-Plus Per Diem System||
Method of Computing in which the per diem allowance is broken out into two separate amounts:
Under the lodgings-plus method, the traveler is allowed:
- actual expenses for lodging, not to exceed the prescribed amount; and
|Standard CONUS Rate||
Per diem rate prescribed for any location within CONUS that is not included in one of the defined areas for which a specific rate is prescribed. The current standard CONUS rate is $80, which is comprised of $50 for lodging and $30 for M&IE.
|Per Diem Allowance||
A daily allowance for subsistence expenses incurred by an employee on TDY travel.
|12-Hour Rule||Per diem shall not be paid for travel of less than 12 hours and 1 second under any situation, for either civil service or commissioned officers.|