Departure and Return Times on the Travel Reimbursement form

The departure time on the Travel Reimbursement form should be the time the traveler leaves their home or work station.  The return time on the Travel Reimbursement form should be the time the traveler arrives to their home or work station.  This should not be the traveler’s flight times as these times may not account for the appropriate meal reimbursements.

Per the North Carolina Budget Manual, meals are reimbursed based on the following guidelines:
Breakfast is allowed when the traveler departs the duty station prior to 6:00am and extends the workday by 2 hours.  Lunch is allowed when the traveler departs the duty station prior to 12:00 pm (day of departure) or returns to the duty station after 2:00 pm (day of return).  Dinner is allowed when the traveler departs the duty station prior to 5:00 pm (day of departure) or returns after 8:00 pm (day of return) and extends the workday by 3 hours.

For travel questions, please contact travel@uncc.edu.

Thank you,
Travel & Complex Payments Team

References:    
North Carolina Budget Manual, 5.1.13 Meal during Daily Travel

Travel Manual
Travel & Complex Payments