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. 96-30

June 12, 1996

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention:Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business
Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Increase in GSA Mileage Reimbursement Rate
  1. GSA Mileage Rate Increased To 31 Cents Per Mile

    According to the Federal Register dated May 23, 1996, the General Services Administration (GSA) division of the Federal Government is increasing the reimbursement rate from 30 cents to 31 cents per mile for use of privately- owned automobiles when authorized as advantageous to the Government. This change to the Federal Travel rates is effective for travel performed on or after June 7, 1996.

  2. Impact on State Mileage Reimbursement Rates

    The "mileage reimbursement rate" under many State collective bargaining unit agreements is subject to upward adjustment within 30 days of the revision to the Federal GSA rate. Agencies should refer to the applicable collective bargaining agreements for details.

    This means if an employee travels on or after June 7, 1996 the GSA reimbursement rate per mile is 31 cents. This adjustment must be made within 30 days (Before July 7, 1996). Agencies should adhere to established payment procedures.

    The above provisions do not necessarily apply to Managerial and Confidential employees. For Managers and Confidential employees: "Mileage reimbursement will be at the prevailing rate authorized by the Commissioner of Administrative Services with the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management". Agencies will be notified by the Department of Administrative Services when the managerial and confidential rate is changed.

    Managerial employees governed by the Boards of Higher Education will be notified by their respective boards.

  3. Questions

    Please direct questions or requests for assistance as follows:

Personnel Issues: Agency Personnel Officer
Payment Procedures:

Comptroller's Accounts Payable
Division (860)566-8979
(860)566-3939

Nancy Wyman
State Comptroller

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