University of California, San Diego
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
August 21, 2001
SUBJECT: Travel and Entertainment - Rate Increases for Meals
Allowable amounts for travel and entertainment meal expenses are periodically adjusted using the annual average percent change in the Consumer Price Index - All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The Office of the President has announced updates to the maximum allowable per person amounts for meals and incidental expenses for travel and for meals and light refreshments for entertainment. These increases are effective for travel events and entertainment that occur on and after September 1, 2001.
The maximum amounts authorized for daily meal and incidental expenses
for short-term travel within the continental United States are now:
$50 for travel over 24 hours but less than 30 days
These amounts represent a cap on reimbursement and travelers should be reminded that only actual amounts spent should be claimed. The flat amount of either $26 or $50 is not to be used as a per diem.
For more information: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/meals
The following rates are the new per person maximums for entertainment:
$ 18 Breakfast
For more information: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/entmeals
You may direct comments and questions either to Travel@UCSD.edu or telephone 4-3734.