GSA Releases FY2019 Per Diem Rates for Federal Travelers

August 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today released the fiscal year (FY) 2019 travel per diem rates, which will take effect on October 1, 2018. By law, GSA sets these rates for the Continental United States annually. Based on local market costs of mid-priced hotels, lodging per diem rates provide caps, or maximum amounts, that can be reimbursed to federal employees for lodging and meals while on official travel. As an additional savings measure, GSA’s lodging per diem rate methodology includes taking five percent off of the final average daily rate in each location.

For more information on FY 2019 travel per diem rates, please visit www.gsa.gov/perdiem.

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The mission of the U.S. General Services Administration is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government. One of its four strategic objectives is to design and deliver expanded shared services within GSA and across the federal government to improve performance and save taxpayer money.

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