COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

MEMORANDUM NO. 2009-01

January 23, 2009

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, Payroll and Human Resources Officers
Subject: Reduction in GSA Mileage Reimbursement Rate

I. GSA Mileage Rate Reduced to 55 Cents Per Mile

According to the Federal Register dated January 15, 2009, the General Services Administration (GSA) of the Federal Government is reducing the reimbursement rate from 58.5 cents to 55 cents per mile for use of privately owned automobiles when authorized as advantageous to the Government.

II. IMPACT ON STATE MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES

The GSA rate is used as the mileage reimbursement rate for many State of Connecticut collective bargaining units. The "mileage reimbursement rate" under many State collective bargaining unit agreements is subject to adjustment within 30 days of revision to the Federal GSA rate.
In accordance with General Notice 2009-01 from the Office of Labor Relations, the mileage reimbursement rate reduction is effective for travel on or after February 12, 2009 for employees using personally owned vehicles for official State business.
The decreased rate applies to non-represented employees and the following collective bargaining units: NP-2, NP-3, NP-4, NP-5, NP-6, NP-8, P-1, P-2, P-3A, P-3B, P-4 and P-5.
The above provisions also apply to Managerial and Confidential employees and all other executive branch employees who are exempt from the classified service or not included in any prevailing bargaining unit contract, except unclassified of any board of trustees of the constituent units of higher education.
Managerial employees governed by the Boards of Higher Education are notified by their respective boards.

The excess of an employee's mileage payment reimbursed at a rate higher than the standard mileage rate of 55 cents per mile is reportable. Refer to Comptrollers Memorandum 2008-46.

III. QUESTIONS

Please direct questions or requests for assistance as follows:
Payroll Procedures: Payroll Services Division (860) 702-3463.
Personnel Issues: Agency Personnel Officer
Memorandum Interpretation: Fiscal Policy Division, (860) 702-3440.

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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