Announcements - Travel & Expense

CONUS Updates

CONUS Rates: CONUS rates were updated on April 1, 2016. There were no changes to rates in the contiguous states. Please note: There were changes to several locations in Hawaii.

The CONUS file used to update SMART was made available and downloaded on Monday, March 28, 2016. The file was loaded into SMART on March 30 and validated on March 30 and 31, 2016. The rates have an effective date of April 1, 2016.

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 will always have the current CONUS rates. 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.