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LAUNDRY, CLEANING AND PRESSING OF CLOTHING EXPENSES

 

DOE 301-11.31. ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES.
(a) Travelers on temporary duty involving four or more consecutive nights of lodging may be reimbursed up to $5 for laundry, pressing, and dry cleaning for each night of official travel where lodging is claimed, not to exceed 30 calendar days for any temporary duty assignment. Reimbursement will be provided only for expenses incurred while on official travel, not for expenses incurred when the employee returns to his/her residence.

 

(b) Travelers on extended temporary duty in excess of 30 days will not be entitled to this allowance after the first 30 calendar days of the assignment or when they move into lodging which contains laundry facilities, whichever occurs earlier.

 

(c) Individuals on Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignments are not eligible for this allowance.

 

(d) Travelers on foreign travel are not entitled to this allowance. The M&IE rate for foreign travel already includes an additional amount equal to 10 percent of the combined lodging and meal costs to cover incidental travel expenses such as laundry, dry cleaning, and pressing.

 

09/2008