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GSA Releases FY2019 Per Diem Rates

The General Services Administration (GSA) released federal per diem rates yesterday for FY 2019 that will go into effect October 1, 2018, which show an increase to the standard continental United States (CONUS) rate from $93 per night for lodging to a new rate of $94.  
  
In FY 2019, Marietta, GA (Cobb County) will become a Non-Standard Area (NSA) with a per diem rate higher than the standard CONUS rate. There are 21 former NSAs that will move into the standard CONUS rate category:
  • Shelby County, AL
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Kings County, CA
  • Bond/Calhoun/Clinton/Jersey/Macoupin/Madison/Monroe Counties, IL
  • Plaquemines/St. Bernard Parishes, LA
  • Leelanau County, MI
  • Crawford/Franklin/Jefferson/Lincoln/Warren/Washington Counties, MO
  • Butte, MT
  • Glendive/Sidney, MT
  • Williston, ND
  • Sullivan County, NH
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • Seneca/Tioga Counties, NY
  • Huron/Darke Counties, OH
  • Washington County, RI
  • Butte/Mead Counties, SD
  • Greene County, VA
  • Warrenton, VA
  • Franklin/Addison Counties, VT
  • Wheeling, WV
  • Uinta County, WY
Federal per diem rates, which establish the maximum amount government travelers may pay for hotel rooms, are established each year based on actual market data compiled and provided by STR.

Government travel is incredibly important to our industry and we continue to share with GSA the importance of maintaining per diems at sustainable rates. Going forward, we will continue working with GSA and the Administration to ensure that lodging per diem rates align with market conditions.

FY2019 Rates for Oklahoma:

Lodging by month (excluding taxes) | October 2018 - September 2019
Cities not appearing below may be located within a county for which rates are listed. To determine what county a city is located in, visit the National Association of Counties (NACO) website (a non-federal website).



Meals & Incidentals (M&IE) Breakdown
Use this table to find the following information for federal employee travel:
M&IE Total - the full daily amount received for a single calendar day of travel when that day is neither the first nor last day of travel.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, incidentals - Separate amounts for meals and incidentals. M&IE Total = Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Incidentals. Sometimes meal amounts must be deducted from trip voucher. 
First & last day of travel - amount received on the first and last day of travel and equals 75% of total M&IE.





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