How does your locality account for time while you are on travel or at a conference in relation to a 40-hour work week? Example: If you leave for a conference at 6:00 a.m. and return at 8:00 p.m., do you earn comp time for the extra time? Are you charged for your lunch time? How are you compensated for all the time you spend?

What is your localities policy in payment relating to meetings/conferences, etc. for hotel and meal expenses?
Does the locality send a credit card with the employee?
Does the employee pay for all expenses and then is  reimbursed?
Does the locality have a set amount for meals?

From Diane Graber
King and Queen County