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Meals and Lodging

State travel expense reimbursement is not a per diem. An employee must claim the actual expenses incurred for meals and lodging, not to exceed the maximum allowable rates. The maximum should not be claimed unless the actual expenditures equal or exceed the maximum allowable rate. The reimbursement limit applies without a carry-over from another day. See Current Rates for current in-state and-out-of-state meals and lodging rates.

Source: 34 Texas Administrative Code Section 5.22