FY 2022 Per Diem Rates for Federal Travelers Released

Aug 16, 2021 | Partner News

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released the fiscal year (FY) 2022 travel per diem rates for the lower 48 continental United States (CONUS) and the District of Columbia, which will take effect on October 1, 2021.

GSA bases the maximum lodging allowances on historical average daily rate (ADR) data. However, in light of the unprecedented declines in ADR due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GSA decided to freeze CONUS lodging rates at FY 2021 levels to ensure the maximum lodging allowances for federal travelers are sufficient in FY 2022 as the lodging industry recovers.

“GSA focuses on evidence-based policymaking that strives to balance the mission requirements of federal agencies, the needs of federal employees, and the interests of the American public,” said Office of Government-wide Policy Associate Administrator Krystal Brumfield, who is delegated the authority to develop and publish the annual per diem rates. “Equity in the way we collect, analyze, apply, and publish data is a top priority for GSA. Ultimately, we want federal travelers to be able to find affordable lodging as they return to mission-critical, time-sensitive official travel required to perform their essential duties.”

The CONUS meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) rates were revised for FY 2022. The standard CONUS M&IE rate is revised from $55 to $59, and the M&IE non-standard area (NSA) tiers are revised from $56-$76 to $59-$79.

For more information on FY 2022 CONUS travel per diem rates, please visit www.gsa.gov/perdiem.

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