Kansas Department of Administration

4300 Meal Allowance and Lodging Expense Reimbursement for Travel to High-Cost Geographic Areas

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 12:49 PM by Kansas Department of Administration

The following rules apply in determining meal expense for travel to a high-cost or special high-cost geographic area:

A. Reimbursement at high-cost meal allowance and lodging rates is not allowed when the travel to a high-cost area is only an intermediate stopover at which no official state business occurs.

B. When travel requires official state business in both a city designated as a high-cost geographic area and in a city not designated as a high-cost geographic area, rates are adjusted accordingly. The rate used to determine meal allowance changes to the new appropriate rate beginning with the quarter day in which the employee arrives at the second destination city.

(Reference:  K.A.R. 1-16-18a) 

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