GSA Per Diem Update FY 2023

GSA Per Diem Update

The General Services Administration (GSA) announced the new FY2023 per diem rates for government travel in the Continental United States (CONUS). GSA increased the standard CONUS per diem rate and has set all Non-Standard Area (NSA) rates INCLUDING INDIANA at or above the FY2022 rates. These rates are available at the GSA website now.

Lodging by month (excluding taxes) | October 2021 - September 2022

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. See More Information

First & last day of travel - amount received on the first and last day of travel and equals 75% of total M&IE.

Why it matters: Government travel is an integral part of the hotel industry, supporting tens of thousands of jobs, and billions in travel spending that benefits communities across the country. The federal per diem rates are also often used as a guide by other corporations and businesses in setting their own travel standards.  
The bottom line: This is extremely welcome news for the hospitality industry as our recovery continues. By increasing the standard rate and setting a floor at pre-pandemic rates for NSAs, GSA has ensured fair increases in markets that warrant them while also avoiding hurting hotels in markets that have taken longer to recover. 

Go deeper: View the rates by locality.