State of Georgia Meal Allowances Policy

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The State Accounting Office and the Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) are responsible for establishing and updating the Statewide Travel Regulations.

This document references In-State meal allowances for Standard and High Cost Area per diem rates.

State employees traveling in Georgia's high cost counties will be reimbursed at the established higher rates set forth by the Statewide Travel Policy as opposed to the high cost per diems set by the GSA.

 

The standard In-State per diem rates are as follows:

 

Eligible Meals Per Diem Amount
Breakfast

 $ 6.00

Lunch

 $ 7.00

Dinner

 $15.00

 

The In-State high cost rates are as follows:

 

Eligible Meals Per Diem Amount
Breakfast

 $ 7.00

Lunch

 $ 9.00

Dinner

 $20.00

 

High cost areas in Georgia are limited to the following counties: Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Glynn, and Richmond.

 

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