COMPTROLLER'S MEMORANDUM NO. 07 (1991-92)
SUBJECT: REIMBURSEMENT FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL
Section 112.061(3) (e), Florida Statutes, states "The agency head, or his designated representative, may pay by advancement or reimbursement, or a combination thereof, the costs of per diem of travelers and authorized persons for foreign travel at the current rates as specified in the federal publication 'Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians, Foreign Areas)' and incidental expenses as provided in this section." The above section is permissive and does not preclude travelers from claiming the standard State allowances for foreign travel.
If foreign per diem is claimed by a traveler, the amount allowable is the per diem allowance shown in the monthly publication Maximum Travel Per Diem Allowance For Foreign Areas less the portion of the allowance which is designated for incidentals. Incidental expenses may be claimed only in accordance with Section 112.061 (8), Florida Statutes, and Rule 3A-42.010, Florida Administrative Code.
The incidental allowance which must be deducted from the foreign per diem rate may be found on pages 41535 and 41536 of the Federal Register dated October 12, 1990. Copies of these pages are attached.
Please contact the Bureau of Auditing at 488-4094 or SUNCOM 278-4094 if you have any questions regarding this issue.