November 01, 2018

The General Services Administration has established the 2019 per-diem rates for the lower 48 Continental United States (CONUS), the maximum allowances for which federal employees are reimbursed for official travel expenses. The full CONUS per-diem rate combines three allowances, covering lodging, meals and incidentals. Most of the country is covered by the standard CONUS per-diem rate of $149 ($94 for lodging, and $55 for meals and incidentals), which has gone up by $1 for lodging from the 2018 rate, and up $4 for meals and incidentals. To explore the rates for more destinations, go to here.