8.1 General

8.1.1 The meal allowance rates contained in this policy are based on the consumption of meals in restaurants and are directed at travellers who are in travel status away from the vicinity of their headquarters area.

8.1.2 Breakfast can be claimed if traveller leaves home before 8 a.m. Dinner can be claimed if traveller arrives home after 6 p.m.

8.1.3 Meal allowance rates for locations in Canada and the continental United States are found in Appendix A.  To ensure that these rates remain adequate, they will be reviewed and, if warranted, adjusted based on changes in costs.

8.1.4 For each day or part day in travel status where overnight accommodation is authorized, a traveller shall be paid a meal allowance for each breakfast, lunch and dinner when applicable, if the meal was not provided free of cost to the traveller.  When this allowance is paid, no additional amount may be claimed for meals, or for gratuities associated with meals.

8.1.5 For each day that the traveller is out of the office on PSAC business, the appropriate meal allowances will be paid.  No additional amount may be claimed for meals, or for gratuities associated with meals. Receipts are not required.

August 15, 2016
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