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FAQ | Jan. 1, 2018

Communication Services Reimbursement

1 October 2014 and After:
Communication services are covered in the IE portion of per diem rate and are not reimbursable.  Gov’t owned/leased services should be used for official communications. Expenses, such as cell phone or prepaid minutes use, necessary for official TDY travel are mission-related expenses and not payable under JTR authority

See The Joint Regulations (JTR), APP A1 'Per Diem Allowance' definition.