The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced the daily Per Diem reimbursement rates for federal employees in FY2015.
Per Diem rates in Standard areas in the Continental United States (CONUS) for lodging will be $83 in FY2015, unchanged from rates in FY2014. Rates for and meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) will also remain unchanged at $46. The Standard area rate covers most of the continental CONUS counties.
GSA sets per diem rates for locations in CONUS. These rates are the maximum amounts a federal employee can receive as reimbursement for allowable expenses while on official duty travel.
The GSA Per Diem Bulletin FTR 15-01 states that Per Diem rates for lodging for the some 400 Non-Standard areas (NSAs) will vary depending on local conditions. The MIE rate for NSAs will to range from $46 to $71, also unchanged from FY2014.
All rates are effective on October 1, 2014.
There will be two new NSAs in FY2014: Kayenta, AZ (Navajo County) and San Angelo, TX (Tom Green County).
GSA also announced changes for some locations in FY2015. Elmore County, ID will be included with Sun Valley, ID NSA. Middlebury, VT (Addison County) NSA will be combined with the Burlington/St. Alban’s, VT (Chittenden/Franklin Counties) NSA. And, the Manhattan NSA has will be renamed New York City (NYC). GSA no longer sets rates for individual NYC boroughs.
In addition, the following NSAs will move to the Standard category: Glenwood Springs/Grand Junction, CO; Lakeville, CT; Chesapeake/Suffolk, VA; Lake Geneva, and WI; Sheridan, WY.