COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
  OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER  
Kevin Lembo
State Comptroller
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
06106-1775
Martha Carlson
Deputy Comptroller

MEMORANDUM NO. 2011-01

January 26, 2011

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

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

I. GSA Mileage Rate Increased to 51 Cents Per Mile

According to FTR Bulletin 11-03 announced in the Federal Register dated December 29, 2010, the General Services Administration (GSA) of the Federal Government is increasing the reimbursement rate from 50 cents to 51 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 2011-02 from the Office of Labor Relations (which will be forthcoming), the mileage reimbursement rate increase is effective for travel on or after January 28, 2011 for employees using personally owned vehicles for official State business.
 
The increased 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.

III. QUESTIONS

Please direct questions or requests for assistance as follows:
 
Payroll Procedures: Payroll Services Division 860-702-3447;
 
Personnel Issues: Agency Personnel Officer;
 
Memorandum Interpretation: Fiscal Policy Division, 860-702-3440.

KEVIN LEMBO
STATE COMPTROLLER

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