Lodging Rate Per Diem Increase

Official travelThe General Services Administration (GSA) announced an increase of $2 on standard lodging per diem starting on Oct. 1. This is the second year in a row the standard lodging per diem rate has increased, this year from $89 to $91.

While standard rates apply to 2,600 counties across the U.S., there are 350 additional non-standard areas (NSAs) that receive separate calculations.

No new NSA locations were established, with three removed: Park/Leonardtown/Lusby, Maryland; New Bern, North Carolina; and Minot, North Dakota.

Federal employees traveling in generally more expensive cities could receive higher reimbursement rates.

Other fiscal year (FY) 2017 per diem highlights can been viewed in the GSA website.