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GSA Announces Revised FY 2008 Per Diem Rates

GSA # 10465   

March 7, 2008
Contact: Jen Millikin, (202) 501-1231
jennifer.millikin@gsa.gov                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Locations in Six States See Increase

WASHINGTON – As a result of reviews requested by federal agencies, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced increases to the FY 2008 per diem allowances for several locations within the Continental United States (CONUS). 

Locations affected are within the states of Alabama, California, Illinois, Missouri, New York and Texas.  The rate changes become effective March 17, 2008. 

Under federal statute implemented through the Federal Travel Regulation, GSA is responsible for setting per diem reimbursement allowances for more than 8,000 destinations within CONUS. 

GSA uses the Average Daily Rate, a widely accepted lodging industry performance measure, to determine all lodging rates throughout CONUS.
To learn more about these changes, including specific information on how GSA establishes per diem rates, visit www.gsa.gov/perdiem.

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