Meeting MealsCoffee, tea, juice, pastries, muffins, bagels, fresh cut fruit and hot items will be available at the hotel for breakfast. Morning and afternoon light break refreshments will also be offered in meeting areas.
Group lunches will be provided each day at the Glass Pavilion on the Johns Hopkins Campus. Dinner meals will also be arranged at the hotel on Monday and Tuesday only.
We will provide a list of area restaurants for participants.
STScI Meals and Incidentals Information:STScI is implementing Per Diem reimbursements for Meals and Incidental expenses.
You will claim and be reimbursed at the Government per diem rate for each meal that you pay for. Meals paid by STScI during the TAC/Panel meetings cannot be reimbursed. Consequently, we will not be able to reimburse participants who choose to eat out at restaurants on Monday (dinner), Tuesday (all), Wednesday (Breakfast and Lunch), or Thursday (Breakfast).
For your convenience, there will be a current per diem rate schedule included in your welcome packet. Or you may choose to visit the website, at: http://www.gsa.gov/mie to find the Baltimore rates. Please understand that you will be reimbursed at the Government rate, NOT at the actual meal cost.
Receipts for meals and incidentals are no longer required. However, you will need your receipt/boarding pass for airline or train travel, taxi, shuttle, and hotel accommodations.
STScI's payment conventions will be similar to the Federal Government's. The first day of travel will be reimbursed at 75% of the listed per diem rate. The last day of travel per diem at 75% of the listed per diem rate. All other days will be reimbursed at 100% of the listed per diem rate.