14. Employees are attending a conference from 7AM-10PM more than 30 miles from their station. During this time period, they are furnished a dinner free of charge. However, lunch was not provided. Can they claim lunch under the same-day meal provisions?
Yes, the reimbursement for one meal per day is optional, at the discretion of the agency head or designee. However, if the agency paid the employee's conference registration, one meal has already been paid for that day, and the intent of the regulation is to pay for one meal per day.