Travel expenses could be a little lighter for feds in fiscal 2020

Federal News Network: The next fiscal year is just around the corner and federal employees traveling on official business may have a little more wiggle room starting Oct. 1. The General Service Administration released its fiscal 2020 per diem rates on Aug. 8, highlighting a slight increase overall for travel reimbursement.

Employees will see a $2 increase —from $149 in fiscal 2019 to $151 in fiscal 2020 — in their allowances. The increase is reflected in the lodging allowance, which will increase from $94 to $96 per day. The meal and incidental expense allowances will stay the same at $55.

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