The state has established a state meal per diem for both in-state and out-of-state meals in lieu of the federal CONUS rates. State agencies have the option of paying a lesser meal per diem or reimbursing actual meal expenses not to exceed the state meal per diem. Before incurring meal expenses, employees should consult with their agency fiscal staff concerning the agency’s specific policy.
The state meal per diem rates are noted below.
The following table shows per diem rates for instate travel effective July 1, 2011 - July 31, 2015
The following table shows per diem rates for instate travel effective August 1, 2015
Kansas City includes Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties. St. Louis includes St. Louis City and St. Louis and St. Charles counties.
The rates for St. Louis apply to Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Warren, and Washington counties.
For outstate travel, derive the rate for each meal using the destination meal rate: