FEDERAL PER DIEM RATES, LODGING ALLOWANCE GET INCREASE FOR 2024

THE U.S. GENERAL Services Administration announced Wednesday a raise in its standard permissible per diem rates for federal travelers, reaching $166 for
fiscal year 2024. This adjustment stems from a year-on-year increment of $9 in the lodging allowance, now set at $107.

The rate will be applicable from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2024, GSA said.

The per diem guidelines regulate the reimbursement of federal employees’ lodging and meal expenses for official government travel. These guidelines involve
a $9 increase to the continental U.S. lodging rate, as well as significant rate hikes in multiple non-standard areas.

“GSA bases the maximum lodging allowances on historical ADR data, less 5 percent. However, the COVID-19 pandemic led to unprecedented declines in ADR,
followed by a volatile hotel industry recovery,” GSA said in a statement. “The ADR data available to establish fiscal year 2024 rates was from before the
COVID-19 Public Health Emergency expired on May 11. Similar to the approach for fiscal year 2023, GSA made upward adjustments to ensure that maximum
lodging allowances for federal travelers are sufficient in fiscal year 2024.”