GSA Increases 2014 Per Diem Rates
The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that per diems for work-related federal travel are increasing slightly in fiscal year 2014. The announcement follows two years of frozen per diem rates.
Starting on October 1, the standard rate for lodging will increase to $83 from $77, with standard rates for meals and incidental expenses remaining the same.
Nonstandard rates changed in nearly 400 locations, with rates rising in some cities while they fell in others.
Anne Rung, GSA’s Associate Administrator of Government-wide Policy, announced in an accompanying blog post, that the Conference Lodging Allowance, “which allowed federal travelers to spend 25 percent above per diem rates for conferences,” was being eliminated in fiscal 2014, saving $10 million.
Rung’s blog post concludes, “For many public servants, travel is a necessary part of their jobs. As each agency reviews its travel and conference-related activities, each agency must ensure that any spending serves the American people as efficiently and effectively as possible.”
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