Effective August 13, President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes an immediate repeal of the authority to prescribe a reduced flat rate per diem for long-term temporary duty travel.
Flat rate per diem for long term TDY (+30 days) shall only apply for travel through midnight on August 12, 2018.
As of August 13, 2018, normal per diem rules, including the following, apply:
-- Lodging receipts are required for all lodging payments
-- The actual cost of lodging not to exceed the full locality lodging per diem rate will be paid
-- The full meals and incidental expense (M&IE) will no longer be reduced by 75% or 55%
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