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Travel Per-Diem Increases Take Effect Oct. 1

Effective October 1, 2013, the federal CONUS travel per diems are increasing. Below are rates that will change:

  • Lunch at $51 per diem rate increase from $11 to $12

General Lodging Changes:

  • Level I Counties and Cities increase from $107 to $122 + tax
  • Level II Counties and Cities increase from $97 to $102 + tax
  • Level III Counties and Cities increase from $77 to $83 + tax

Lodging changes under Exception One (chancellor, presidents, directors, etc.)

  • Level I Counties and Cities increase from $112 to $127 + tax
  • Level II Counties and Cities increase from $102 to $107 + tax
  • Level III Counties and Cities increase from $82 to $88 + tax

Lodging changes under Exception Two (regents)

  • Level I Counties and Cities increase from $127 to $142 + tax
  • Level II Counties and Cities increase from $117 to $122 + tax
  • Level III Counties and Cities increase from $82 to $103 + tax

The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 100,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.