Federal workers and citizens can receive safe, high-quality child care services from independently operated child care centers in GSA-managed spaces across the country. We are the leading federal agency overseeing child care facilities for federal employees authorized by 40 U.S.C. 590.
While federal employees receive first priority, GSA Child Care centers are also open to the community. Parents pay fees to cover tuition for care in the centers. Tuition rates vary according to geographic location, services offered, hours of care, size of the center, and other criteria.
There are two types of financial assistance: employer-sponsored and board programs. Find how you can receive financial assistance for child care tuition.
GSA oversees child care facilities for federal employees and provides resources for:
Parents (locating a center and financial assistance)
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.