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Salisbury University
A Maryland University of National Distinction
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

Accounts Payable & Travel

Per Diem Meal Rates

Meal Reimbursement Rates

High Cost Metropolitan Areas

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Meal Reimbursement Rates

Conference/Meeting Agendas are required for all expense accounts when requesting reimbursements for meals.  All meals provided by the conference/meeting will not be reimbursed on expense accounts unless a valid explanation as to why the meal provided was not consumed.  This explanation must accompany the expense account form.  

Effective July 1, 2014, current standard per diem meal rates without receipts:
Breakfast    $ 9.00
Lunch          11.00
Dinner          25.00
Total     $45.00

 

Current high cost per diem meal rates with detailed receipts:
Breakfast    $10.00
Lunch           12.00
Dinner          30.00
Total     $52.00

Any representative of this university, on travel status, should not request reimbursement for any amount(s) not spent. Nor should any employee ask for reimbursement of a meal (s) not consumed or for any meal included with a registration fee.
 
Foreign travel is reimbursed at actual cost with original receipts or at the applicable U.S. Department of State Meal and Incidental (M&IE) rate without receipts. Please contact the Accounts Payable Travel Office for this applicable rate. The USM Board of Regents will review these rates biennially.

Please note: A partial day’s travel is eligible for the appropriate meal (s) consumed when travel time encompasses a period of two hours before and/or two hours after one’s normal work day.

Under no circumstance will lunch be reimbursed on a one day trip unless both of the above criteria are met. An employee would need to work a minimum of 12 hours plus a lunch period of at least 30 minutes to be eligible for lunch reimbursement (i.e...start 6 a.m., returned back to campus 7 p.m. or later with the normal work day occurring between 8 -5 p.m. with a lunch hour taken into consideration). These departure / arrival times must be clearly indicated on any expense account presented. 
Institutional funds may not be used for the purchase of alcoholic beverages or additional flight insurance. 

High Cost Metropolitan Areas

The list of Metropolitan is available in PDF format:
Highratesmetarea.pdf

Salisbury University 1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury, MD 21801 410-543-6000

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