October 5, 2021
Travel Reimbursement Rates Updated
Submitted by Jennifer R Wilson
The Federal CONUS Rates were updated on October 1, 2021. Division of Financial Services has updated the travel reimbursement voucher to reflect the updated rates for all travel occurring October 1, 2021 and later. Travel that occurred prior to October 1, 2021 will continue to follow the reimbursement guidelines/rates for that timeframe.
There was an increase to the STANDARD M&IE from $55 PER DAY to $59 PER DAY. The STANDARD CONUS RATE for LODGING remains unchanged at $96 per night (150% rate = $144).
The majority of NONSTANDARD Conus per diem rates remained unchanged with the October 1, 2021 federal update. A complete list of affected Conus Per Diem Rate Changes is available at https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/perdiemFiles.cfm.
Updates to OCONUS and International rates are also reflected on the travel reimbursement voucher and on the GSA website. To view the various rate tables please visit the links below.
Contiguous United States (CONUS)
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) maintains the M&IE rates and lodging rates for travel locations in the contiguous United States.
Outside Contiguous United States (OCONUS)
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) maintains the M&IE rates and lodging rates for travel locations within Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. Territories/Possessions.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) is the source for M&IE rates only for international travel locations. Payment for actual lodging expense is allowed for international travel.