Federal Per Diem Rates Updated for Fiscal Year 2022
The General Services Administration (GSA) issued its annual updated list of federal maximum per diem rates for travel to locations within the continental United States (CONUS). Per Diem Bulletin FTR 22-01 is effective for travel undertaken on or after October 1, 2021 [86 F.R. 45731, 8-16-21].
GSA Per Diem Rates
The federal per diem rate is a combination of the lodging expense rate and the meal and incidental expense (M&IE) rate for the locality of travel. For travel within CONUS, the per diem rates published by the GSA may be used to substantiate certain travel expenses.
The standard CONUS M&IE rate is $59 for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The M&IE rates for non-standard areas (NSAs) increase to $59, $64, $69, $74, and $79.
For all locations within CONUS not shown on the list, the lodging per diem remains at $96, the M&IE rate increases to $59, and the combined maximum standard per diem rate increases to $155. The combined per diem rates for the listed NSA locations range from a low of $155 (off-season) for several locations, to a high of $497 (peak season) for Telluride, Colo. There are 319 NSA locations in FY 2022. All FY 2022 NSA lodging per diem rates will remain at FY 2021 levels.
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Jyme Mariani, Esq., is Managing Editor of Payroll Currently and Payroll Information Resources for the APA.