University of California, San Diego
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION
October 5, 2006
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including Medical Center)
The Office of the President announced new rates for the maximum allowable per person amounts for meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) for travel, and for meals and light refreshments for entertainment and business meetings that occur on and after October 1, 2006.
TRAVEL MEALS - The daily M&IE cap for travel within the continental United States for over 24 hours but less than 30 days has been increased to $64. The M&IE cap for travel that is greater than 12 hours but less than 24 hours has been increased to $42. These amounts are not per diems, but rather limitations on actual expenses incurred that will be reimbursed.
UCSD's on-line travel expense reporting application, MyTravel, automatically applies either the old or new cap based on the start date of the event. For more information on travel subsistence including M&IE and per diem, please see http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/meals.
ENTERTAINMENT AND BUSINESS MEETING MEALS - The following rates are the new per person maximum amounts for entertainment and business meetings:
These amounts include tax, service, and delivery charges. For more information on entertainment, please see http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/entmeals.
Comments and questions may be directed to Travel@UCSD.edu.