Travelers are asked to report actual, out-of-pocket expenses and may be reimbursed up to the $74/day limit. Meals and incidental expenses for travel less than 24 hours in duration cannot be reimbursed.
Expenses above the $74/day allowance will not be reimbursed, and partial days will be reimbursed for the amount claimed by the traveler up to the maximum allowance.
Please note that while you are not required to have original receipts for food, you must fill out the Meal Log to breakdown your expenses. The $74/day limit is not a "per diem" and you cannot simply claim the full amount without specifying how much was spent on each meal.
If you are a group leader (paying for other's expenses), you must submit original itemized receipts for all meal costs incurred.
Per UC Policy, we cannot reimburse for any alcohol purchased, and it is the traveler's responsibility to exclude these costs from the total reimbursement requested.
Itemized receipts are always required, and should show a $0 balance due.
When a traveler lodges with a friend or relative while on official UC business, the cost of the gift to the host/hostess may be reimbursed up to $75 in lieu of lodging. Receipt required.