Single-Day Meal Policy

Please note, there has been an update to the single-day meal per diem policy, per the USG, effective July 1, 2018.

The updated per-diem is referenced in section 4.3- Per Diem Allowance for Meals of the Business Procedures Manual found here:

Although Statewide Travel Policy 4.5 allows for meal per diem during non-overnight travel when employees travel more than 50 miles from their residence and primary workstation on a work assignment AND are away for more than twelve (12) hours, the USG does not provide meal per diem during non-overnight travel due to the IRS taxable compensation implications.


Please contact Christy Colvin ( if you have any questions.