Foreign Per Diem Rates / CONUS Per Diem and GSA's Rate Setting Process

Government Travel

original author/publisher Jill Denning, Craig Flynn

Date: July 7, 2010

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Why do we have per diem rates, and how do the Departments of Defense, State, and GSA set those rates?  Which areas receive the "standard" rate and how does an area qualify for higher rates (and how do I know which rate applies to my TDY)?  What does the "incidental rate" cover?  You’ll enjoy a team approach to what can be a detailed topic.  Learn the methodology behind rate setting, how agencies can request special reviews, and the trends affecting the lodging industry and how that ties into per diem rates.

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