[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 158 (Friday, August 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 48168]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19078]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-FTR-2014-06; Docket No. 2014-0002; Sequence 29]


Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS)

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

ACTION: Notice of GSA Per Diem Bulletin FTR 15-01, Fiscal Year (FY) 
2015 Continental United States (CONUS) per diem rates.

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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration's (GSA) Fiscal Year (FY) 
2015 per diem review has resulted in lodging and meal allowance changes 
for certain locations within the Continental United States (CONUS) to 
provide for reimbursement of Federal employees' expenses covered by per 
diem.

DATES: Effective: August 15, 2014.
    Applicability: This notice applies to travel performed on or after 
October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Ms. Jill Denning, Office of Government-wide Policy, Office of Asset and 
Transportation Management, at 202-208-7642, or by email at 
travelpolicy@gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of GSA Per Diem Bulletin FTR 
15-01.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: GSA identified two new non-standard areas (NSAs): 
Kayenta, AZ (Navajo County), and San Angelo, TX (Tom Green County). 
Elmore County, ID is now included with the Sun Valley, ID NSA location. 
The Middlebury, VT (Addison County) NSA has been combined with the 
Burlington/St. Albans, VT (Chittenden/Franklin Counties) NSA. Finally, 
the Manhattan NSA has been renamed New York City, which more accurately 
recognizes that GSA no longer sets rates for individual New York City 
boroughs as had been done in the past.
    The standard lodging per diem rate will remain at $83. The meals 
and incidental expense tiers also remain unchanged for FY 2014 and 
range from $46-$71.
    The CONUS per diem rates prescribed in Bulletin 15-01 may be found 
at www.gsa.gov/perdiem. GSA bases the lodging rates on the average 
daily rate that the lodging industry reports to an independent 
organization. If a lodging rate or a per diem rate is insufficient to 
meet necessary expenses in any given location, Federal executive 
agencies can request that GSA review that location. Please review 
numbers five and six of GSA's per diem Frequently Asked Questions at 
(www.gsa.gov/perdiemfaqs) for more information on the special review 
process.
    In addition, the Federal Travel Regulation allows for actual 
expense reimbursement as provided in Sec. Sec.  301-11.300 through 301-
11.306.
    GSA issues and publishes the CONUS per diem rates, formerly 
published in Appendix A to 41 CFR Chapter 301, solely on the Internet 
at www.gsa.gov/perdiem. This process, implemented in 2003, ensures more 
timely changes in per diem rates established by GSA for Federal 
employees on official travel within CONUS. Notices published 
periodically in the Federal Register, such as this one, now constitute 
the only notification of revisions in CONUS per diem rates to agencies.

    Dated: August 7, 2014.
Carolyn Austin-Diggs,
Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Asset and 
Transportation Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-19078 Filed 8-14-14; 8:45 am]
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