Announcements - Travel & Expense

SMART Travel and Expense MIE Calculations

The Travel and Expense module is currently experiencing issues with Meals & Incidental Expenses (MIE) calculations.

The per diem amount is not auto-populating, and per diem deductions are not being properly calculated on Expense Report transactions with expense dates of September 30, 2016 or earlier. This issue first began occurring on Friday, September 30, following the load of the new October 1 CONUS rates. All Expense Reports using expense dates of October 1, 2016 or later will auto-populate and calculate correctly for MIE.

As a temporary workaround, please manually key the correct per diem amounts and the Expense Report will process and pay as normal. Refer to Steps 31-34 in the Creating Expense Reports – January 1, 2016 or later job aid for assistance with figuring per diem amounts.

Additionally, you will need to refer to the CONUS query located in SMART. The query can be found at:

Main Menu > Reporting Tools > Query > Query Viewer

The query name is: KS_EX_CONUS_RATES

If you would like further assistance with an Expense Report, please submit a Service Desk Ticket. We are working on a resolution and will send another announcement when the issue has been resolved.