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GSA increases per diem rates for 10 cities
Wednesday - 9/5/2012, 10:27am EDT
GSA sets the allowances for lodging, meals and other incidental expenses for federal employees who must travel for work. The standard per diem rate is $123 ($77 lodging, $46 meals and incidental expenses). GSA froze the per diem rates for 2013 at 2012 levels.
Non-standard areas are frequently traveled to by federal employees, according to GSA's website.
The new non-standard area cities are:
- Bakersfield/Ridgecrest, Calif. (Kern County)
- Stockton, Calif. (San Joaquin County)
- Hancock and Pearl River Counties, Miss.
- Sidney/Glendive, Mont. (Richland and Dawson Counties)
- Dickinson/Beulah, N.D. (Stark, Mercer, and Billings Counties)
- Minot, North Dakota (Ward County)
- Williston, N.D. (Williams, Mountrail and McKenzie Counties)
- Carlsbad, N.M.(Eddy County)
- Watertown, N.Y. (Jefferson County)
- Pasco, Wash. (Franklin County)
The change is effective today and applies to travel performed on or after Oct. 1, 2012.