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Travel Update 24-05

To: Agency Travel Coordinators

From: Raven DeVaughn Chairman

Date: January 1, 2024

Subject: Reimbursement Rates

Pursuant to Section 12-2(f) of the State Finance Act [30 ILCS 105/12-2(f)], effective January 1, 2024 (see language below), Reimbursement rates for lodging, mileage and meal allowances will now match those set forth by the Federal GSA.

(f)Notwithstanding any rule or law to the contrary, State travel reimbursementrates for lodging and mileage for automobile travel, as well as allowances formeals, shall be set at the maximum rates established by the federal governmentfor travel expenses, subsistence expenses, and mileage allowances under 5U.S.C. 5701 through 5711 and any regulations promulgated thereunder. If therates set under federal regulations increase or decrease during the course of theState's fiscal year, the effective date of the new rate shall be the effective date ofthe change in the federal rate.

This Travel Update shall serve as official notice to state agencies and employees that this change takes effect on January 1, 2024 and will affect any travel occurring on or after January 1, 2024.

In sum, the State of Illinois’ reimbursement rates for all agencies under the Governor’s Travel Control Board jurisdiction will now match the reimbursement rates of those set by the federal government Per Diem Rates | GSA.

Therefore, please use the updated rates on the Travel Website for in-State travel: Travel Reimbursement Schedule (

For out of State travel please use the GSA website Per Diem Rates | GSA.

Please Note: To figure per diem please add breakfast, lunch, and dinner allowances, and divide by four to get the per diem quarters. All rules regarding qualifying for meals or per diem and lodging guidelines remain in place.

As the appointed Travel Coordinator for your agency, it is your responsibility to disseminate this information to all appropriate personnel within your agency. If you have questions, please contact the State Travel Coordinator by email at