[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 159 (Monday, August 17, 2020)]
[Pages 50025-50026]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-17938]



[Notice-MA-2020-10; Docket No. 2020-0002; Sequence No. 27]

Maximum Per Diem Reimbursement Rates for the Continental United 

AGENCY: Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of GSA Per Diem Bulletin FTR 21-01, Fiscal Year (FY) 
2021 CONUS per diem reimbursement rates.


SUMMARY: The GSA FY 2021 per diem reimbursement rates review has 
resulted in lodging and meal allowance changes for certain locations 
within CONUS to provide for reimbursement of Federal employees' 
subsistence expenses while on official travel.

DATES: Applicability Date: This notice applies to travel performed on 
or after

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October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Ms. Jill Denning, Program Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, 
Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202-208-7642, or by 
email at [email protected]. Please cite Notice of GSA Per Diem 
Bulletin FTR 21-01.



    The CONUS per diem reimbursement rates prescribed in Bulletin 21-01 
may be found at https://www.gsa.gov/perdiem. GSA bases the maximum 
lodging allowance rates on the average daily rate that the lodging 
industry reports to an independent organization. If a maximum lodging 
allowance rate and/or a meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) per diem 
reimbursement rate is insufficient to meet necessary expenses in any 
given location, Federal executive agencies can request that GSA review 
that location. Please review questions six and seven of GSA's per diem 
Frequently Asked Questions page at https://www.gsa.gov/perdiem for more 
information on the special review process. In addition, the Federal 
Travel Regulation (FTR) allows for actual expense reimbursement as 
provided in Sec. Sec.  301-11.300 through 301-11.306.
    For FY 2021, one new non-standard area (NSA) location was added for 
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Bernalillo County). The standard CONUS lodging 
rate will remain unchanged at $96. The M&IE reimbursement rate tiers 
were also unchanged for FY 2021. The standard CONUS M&IE rate remains 
at $55, and the M&IE NSA tiers remain at $56-$76.
    Notices published periodically in the Federal Register now 
constitute the only notification of revisions in CONUS per diem 
reimbursement rates to agencies, other than the changes posted on the 
GSA website.

Jessica Salmoiraghi,
Associate Administrator,Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-17938 Filed 8-14-20; 8:45 am]