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Chrm Message From: sumitha.walia Total Posts: 20 Join Date: 19/07/2007
Rank: Executive Post Date: 05/08/2007 09:52:36 Points: 100 Location: United States

Hi Friends,

We are in the process of finalizing per diem allowances for guys traveling onsite. Can any of you help me with what is the amount given as per diem to employees at various grades for various countries like US, UK, Singapore, Germany, Australia, etc. in your respective organizations?

Thanks and regards

Sumitha

Chrm Message From: pOOrnima Total Posts: 31 Join Date: 19/07/2007  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 05/08/2007 09:56:10 Points: 155 Location: United States

There have always been varied Per Diem allowances for employees of different ountries. What needs to be seen while giving out the per diem is that

- Is the employee going to make his own arrangements of staying or is the company going to provide for that.

- How far is the customer premises from the place that the employee is going to stay

- What approximate amount will be spent traveling to and from the place of stay and office
Is the company giving him a car or will he be traveling in Bus or Taxi If the company gives the car then we need to take into account that the employee will be paying the petrol costs and a token amount to the company as car rental

- What is a reasonable amount of money that one spends for food (Keep in mind)

The accommodation that the employee is given is non catered and has a cooking facilities ? The accommodation is catered

- What amount would be reasonable for laundry

Some of the standard rates that I have seen are:
- US : US$55 - Software Engineer Level - Project Managers and Above are at US$ 75 Accommodation provided for employee in twin sharing or single room apt. If car is provided then no extra payment else -add - Standard Taxi / Bus fares average

- UK : GBP40 Software Engineer Level - Project Managers and above at GBP55 Accommodation provided for employee in a single room apt. or a bed & breakfast inn. If car is provided then no extra payment else -add - Standard Taxi / Bus fares average. Keep in mind that the public transportation system in UK is highly organised.

Keeping these in mind you will be able to calculate the Per Diem for employees of your company. Another thing which you can keep in mind is also that some times the customers are fairly strict about the conditions at which an employee goes on site so it is better to discuss and get inputs from them.

Hope this is of some help.

pOOrnima

 
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