Announcements - Travel & Expense

CONUS Updates

CONUS Rates:

CONUS rates were updated on Friday, September 30, 2016 and have an effective date of October 1, 2016.

Please note: There was an increase for the STANDARD CONUS RATE for Lodging from $89 per night to $91 per night.  This will have an impact on all Kansas locations that utilize the standard rate.  Please be aware that other locations have lodging rate changes as well. 

The file used in SMART can be found at the Department of Defense Travel website. This website also contains a summary of any changes made to CONUS and OCONUS locations.

Additionally, there is a query located in SMART that contains all CONUS locations along with the MIE daily amounts, per diem deductions and lodging rates. The query can be found in SMART at:

Main Menu>Reporting Tools>Query>Query Viewer

The name of the query is KS_EX_CONUS_RATES. This query contains current and historical CONUS rates as of January 1, 2016. Please use the query when entering expense transactions.

CONUS rates in SMART will be updated twice per calendar year on April 1 and October 1, and those rates are to be used in expense transactions.