Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

TRAVEL
95.19
Revised 1-14
Travel Services
335-2034

Travel Rates

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INTRODUCTION

This section is comprised of rate schedules. Review other sections of the travel chapters for definitions of the rate structure and appropriate applications. Examples or other discussions may include former rates. Use the rates in this section when preparing the Travel Expense Voucher.

VEHICLE RATES

Motor Vehicles

Effective January 1, 2014, WSU reimburses a traveler at the rate of $ .56 per official travel mile when a privately-owned motor vehicle is used. (This rate does not apply to motorcycles. See below for the motorcycle rate.) See 95.11 for criteria for using a privately-owned motor vehicle.

Motor Pool Vehicles

Refer to the Motor Pool Rates website for the rate schedule, at:

http://facops.wsu.edu/RPBS_ps_mp_rates.aspx

Private Aircraft

The private aircraft reimbursement rate is $1.31 per nautical air mile. See also 95.30.

Motorcycles

WSU reimburses a traveler at the rate of $0.53 per official travel mile when a privately-owned motorcycle is used.

LODGING RATES

Continental USA (Not High Cost)

Maximum Lodging Amount $83 per night

High Cost Continental USA

Refer to the federal Domestic Per Diem website.

Taxes on lodging expenses may be added to these rates.

Noncontinental USA and Foreign

Refer to the following website:

http://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp

The lodging rates in these tables include all taxes.

MEAL RATES

The rates listed on the table below are the maximum reimbursement allowed for specified meals. Refer to the federal Domestic Per Diem website to determine which daily meal rate to apply.

Continental USA

High Cost Areas
All
Other
Areas
Breakfast
13.00
14.00
15.00
16.00
18.00
11.00
Lunch
15.00
17.00
18.00
20.00
21.00
14.00
Dinner
23.00
25.00
28.00
30.00
32.00
21.00
TOTAL
(daily meal rate)
$51.00
$56.00
$61.00
$66.00
$71.00
$46.00

Noncontinental USA and Foreign Locations

Daily Meal Rate

Refer to the web site at the address shown above for the applicable daily meal rate for the location.

Breakfast

25 percent of the daily meal rate

Lunch

30 percent of the daily meal rate

Dinner

45 percent of the daily meal rate