Employees may claim reimbursement for only the amount actually paid for meals. The maximum reimbursement, including sales tax and tips, is based on your collective bargaining agreement. The current amounts except in designated high cost metro areas are:
AFSCME: Breakfast: $7.00, Lunch $9.00, Dinner $14.00
IFO/MSUAFF/EXEC/MAPE/MMA/MNA: Breakfast $7.00, Lunch $9.00, Dinner $15.00
An employee in travel status may claim reimbursement for meals under the following circumstances:
Breakfast - providing he/she leaves home before 6:00 am.
Lunch - must be more than 35 miles away from your permanent work station.
Dinner - providing he/she returns home after 7:00 pm.