Effective July 1, 2018 the rates used for meal allowance for Out of State travel have changed.
The reimbursement will be based on a flat rate.
The flat rate is based on departure and arrival times.
If the traveler's scheduled departure time is before noon, they will receive $50.00 for the first day of travel.
If the traveler's scheduled departure time is after noon, they will receive $25.00 for the first day of travel.
All other days of travel will be at the rate of $50.00.
Upon return if the traveler's arrival time is scheduled before noon, they will receive $25.00 for the final day of travel.
If the traveler's arrival time is scheduled after noon, they will receive $50.00 for the final day of travel.
ONLY TRAVELERS STAYING OUT-OF-STATE OVERNIGHT WILL BE ALLOWED A MEAL ALLOWANCE.
THERE WILL BE NO MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE PER DIEM.
The per diem allowance covers meals and incidental expenses, such as tips & gratuities. Travelers will not be reimbursed separately for these items.
State employees may not seek reimbursement for meals or lodging within the State unless the cost is part of a conference charge.
Overnight accommodations will NOT be allowed within a 55-mile radius of Providence. The distance from home cannot be used in calculating the 55 mile radius.
NOTE: The 55-mile limitations include the City of Boston.
Any request for an exception to this must be in writing and submitted to the Vice President for Administration & Finance prior to booking lodging in Boston.