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GSA Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Per Diem Rates for Federal Travelers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—GSA released the fiscal year (FY) 2018 travel per diem rates today, which will take effect on October 1, 2017. GSA sets these rates based on local market costs of mid-priced hotels annually. Lodging per diem rates provide caps, or maximum amounts, that can be reimbursed to federal employees for lodging and meals while on official travel. As an additional cost savings measure, GSA’s methodology includes taking five percent off of the final average daily rate in each location.  

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