What is Per Diem anyway?
Per Diem means Per Day. It is also referred as daily allowance.
It is a particular measure of money an organisation provides for an individual, frequently a representative of the organisation, to cover everyday costs when travelling for work. A per diem can incorporate part or the majority of the costs acquired. Most companies pay the government rate, which is based on the cost of living in the location being visited.
In aviation, it is usually available to a pilot, flight attendant, crew member or office staff who are travelling for business. It is the reimbursement for his or her meals and incidental expenses. Every airline pays differently per diem rates.
One method is employees request the actual cost of meals, lodging, and incidental travel costs may be deducted, subject to certain limitations, providing the invoices and receipts. The other method is the allowance method, which employee is only required to be able to prove where they were, and that they were travelling as a requirement of their work. Generally, in the aviation industry, most employees and independent contractors use the allowance.
How to optimise per diem management
A per diem request workflow designed with a process automation platform like Kianda Forms provides a single platform for flight personnel or office staff to make a request before or after they travel.
This automated process empowers personnel to do their per diem calculations and request as quickly and easily as possible. It is presented as a simple digital form where employees can consult what is available to them.
They can submit their request even when they are off-line during a flight.
Employees can easily reach the information they need and submit their requests without any delays or unnecessary email communications. Information related to the submissions can be stored in the company’s existing data systems so that this all can be tracked ensuring regulations and compliances.
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