How is partial meal per diem calculated on the first and last day of travel?
Our organization is using GSA rates and the first and last day of travel is calculated at 75%. I want to make sure it is calculating per diem correctly.
One traveler was on an over night trip. First day, all meals provided so no reimbursement. Second day, breakfast and dinner provided so only the lunch needs to be paid. Per GSA, the first and last day of travel means $44.25 (breakfast $13+lunch$15+dinner$26+$5 times 75%).
But when we remove dinner and breakfast, the traveler gets $5.25.
I figure it is calculated by taking the daily rate minus breakfast and dinner. $44.25 - $13 - 26.
Is that correct? Shouldn't it be calculated the lunch times 75%?