Updated Guidance on Meal Reimbursement

Updated Guidance on Meal Reimbursement

The University of California recently provided updated guidelines for reimbursing meals provided for remote meetings.

Please remember that employees working from home are not on travel status, therefore travel-related expenses, such as meals, are not permitted. Providing meals to employees for either business or morale events if attending remotely is not permitted.

However, under the new guidance, campuses can provide meals for non-employees that are associated with online donor cultivation events. Similarly, campuses can provide a meal to a non-employee guest who is attending a University-sponsored meeting or event. And, students who are not employees and participating in a remote student-related programmatic activity can be provided a meal voucher if attending the online event.

Please contact travelhelp@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions.

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