The General Services Administration added 10 cities to the non-standard area list for federal travel per diem rates.
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.