In-State Travel Per Diems

Employees traveling overnight may be reimbursed for the daily per diem cost of meals within the maximum limits established in these travel regulations. Employees traveling overnight are generally eligible for per diem amounts designed to cover the cost of three (3) meals per day for all days on travel status including the day of departure and the day of return. Employees traveling overnight "In State" are eligible for 100 percent (100%) of the total per diem rate on the first and last day of travel, less any provided meals. For example, if the per diem rate allows a $28 total reimbursement, the traveler would receive a full daily reimbursement amount. If lunch was provided at a conference, the total allowable reimbursement for that day would be $21 ($28 less $7 lunch).

The meal per diem allowance for travel in Georgia is $28 for standard travel and $36 for high cost areas. High cost areas are limited to the following counties: Chatham, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Glynn, and Richmond. Travel that does not include overnight stay will not be eligible for meal per diem reimbursements.

Eligible Meals
Standard Per Diem Rate
In State High Cost Rate
Breakfast
$6
$7
Lunch
$7
$9
Dinner
$15
$20