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Tip Reimbursement
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 10/15/14


1. How will I be reimbursed for tips while on official travel?
You may be reimbursed for tips through the incidental expenses portion of the M&IE (Meals and Incidental Expenses) per diem rate.

2. What tips are included in the incidental expenses?
Tips included as incidental expenses include: Hotel employees, fees and tips to porters, baggage carriers, flight attendants involving all official domestic and foreign travel location.    See JTR, APP A1 under per diem for definition.  For an employee with a disability or special need, see JTR, par. 7815-F4, regarding baggage-handling costs incurred as a direct result of an employee's disability or special needs.

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