DI 39518.020 Meal Costs at an Employee's Official Duty Station - Operating Policy
Payment Proper Under Certain Conditions
Payment for mealsor comparable reimbursement is a proper charge to SSA if:
the meal tickets or reimbursement are provided for employees working OT as a matter of law, regulation, or general practicein the State;
the charge for meal costs is supported by a statement from the administrative head of the agencyor his or her designated representative;
the statement authorizes the OT work;and
the statement includes a reference to the applicable law,regulation or evidence of State practice under which provisions for payments for meals are made.
the meals are part of a meeting; there is a specific provision in State law or published rules, regulations, or fiscal directives of the State for reimbursing an employee for meals served at his or her official station;
the employee is required to attendthe meeting involving official business; and
the charge for meals is supported by evidenceof the official State law or published rule, regulation, or fiscal directive.