SASC ALLOWS FOR REPEAL OF TDY PER DIEM CUTS IN NDAA - May 13, 2016
Senate Bill Would Allow Services to Restore Full Per Diem Rates for Defense Travelers
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
Service members and Defense civilian employees on extended government travel moved closer on Thursday to getting relief from a controversial 2014 department policy that reduced their per diem rates.
The individual military services would have the authority to pay the full per diem available for long-term government travel for Defense employees if they choose to, under language included in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee on May 12.