Effective October 1, 2019, the paper/PDF version of the GSA 2957 will no longer be accepted from federal customers. At that time, Federal customers will need to submit their Reimbursable Work Authorizations (RWAs) to GSA electronically via GSA's eRETA application. Non-Federal customers (C- and D-type RWAs) should continue to use the paper/PDF GSA 2957.
Please ensure to download and save the form to your computer/device before using as the form is only compatible when opened directly in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader software. The form will not work if using the Adobe Plug-in for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or any other web browser.
Traveler reimbursement is based on the location of the work activities and not the accommodations, unless lodging is not available at the work activity, then the agency may authorize the rate where lodging is obtained.
Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as "all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries."
Per diem localities with county definitions shall include"all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately)."
When a military installation or Government - related facility(whether or not specifically named) is located partially within more than one city or county boundary, the applicable per diem rate for the entire installation or facility is the higher of the rates which apply to the cities and / or counties, even though part(s) of such activities may be located outside the defined per diem locality.