Reimbursement for meals is allowed for actual meals paid out-of-pocket by the traveler. Per diem rates cannot exceed that of the Government Services Administration. When the per diem rate is used, no meal receipts are required.
NOTE: No reimbursement will be made for meals that are provided as part of a conference registration fee.
NOTE: In instances where a traveler incurs breakfast or dinner charges after leaving or before returning to their primary worksite, it must be indicated on the Travel Expense Voucher (TEV) that an early departure (prior to 8:00 a.m.) or late arrival (after 6:00 p.m.) was required.
A traveler may pay for meals other than his/her own, when it is necessary and clearly to the benefit of the university. The receipt, the name(s) of the guest(s) and the rationale must be attached to the TEV for reimbursement. Reimbursement may NOT exceed per diem rates/per person.