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.
Meals & Incidental Expenses
This table lists the six M&IE tiers in the lower 48 continental United States. Use the Per Diem rates tab above to look up a travel location and find its total M&IE. Locate that amount in the first "Total" column of the table below. The corresponding row provides specific meal breakdowns for the tier. The portion of the M&IE rate provided for incidental expenses is currently $5 for all tiers.
Visit City Pair Program to learn about its competitive, federally-negotiated airline rates for over 7,500 domestic and international cities.
Search the Airline City Pair database directly to look up airfares (Chrome browsers may not be compatible.) Airfares are listed as one-way to allow for multiple destinations, and airfares are valid in either direction. Domestic airfares include taxes, but not additional fuel, facility, and other fees. International airfares are exclusive of taxes and additional fees.
GSA Lodging Programs
Shop for lodging at competitive, often below-market hotel rates negotiated by the federal government.
FedRooms provides federal travelers on official business with FTR compliant hotel rooms for transient and extended stays (up to 29 days). The program uses FEMA and ADA-compliant rooms with flexible booking terms at or below per diem rates.
Visit GSALodging for more details on FedRooms and for additional programs offering meeting space, long term lodging, and emergency lodging.