GSA Per Diem Rates for Lodging, Meals, and Incidentals
Rates are set by fiscal year, effective October 1 each year. Find current rates in the continental United States (“CONUS Rates”) by searching below, by City, State or ZIP, including military installations.
The Department of Defense sets rates for Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories, and Possessions (OCONUS rates). The State Department sets Foreign Rates. Calculation of travel per diem rates within the Federal government is a shared responsibility of three organizations: The General Services Administration (GSA), The Department of State (DoS), and The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO).
- The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States Government which helps to manage and support the functioning of all federal agencies. The GSA prescribes travel per diem rates for the Continental U.S (CONUS). When do government per diem rates change? The GSA updates travel per diem rates annually, and rates are effective October 1, at the start of each fiscal year. Normally the rates are updated at the beginning of each new fiscal year. If a uniformed military member or a Department of Defense (DoD) federal civilian has questions regarding the adequacy of per diem rates, they can contact GSA.
- The Department of State (DoS) prescribes per diem rates for all foreign overseas locations Outside of the Continental United States (CONUS) and the State Department updates these travel rates at the beginning of every month. If any uniformed military members or DoD federal civilians have questions regarding the adequacy of foreign per diem rates, they should contact the Department of State Office of Allowances.
- The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) prescribes per diem rates for Overseas Non-Foreign areas (these areas include: Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico etc.). DTMO updates Overseas Non-Foreign Per Diem Travel Rates at least once a year. The Per Diem Committee adds DoD unique footnotes, DoD Installations, and proportional meal rates to rates published by DoS, GSA and DTMO.
- Per Diem Rate = Max Lodging + Meals (Local Meals, Proportional, or Government) + Incidental Rate (Local or OnBase)