MEMORANDUM NO. 99-14
April 1, 1999
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
||Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, Payroll and
||Reduction in GSA Mileage Reimbursement Rate
- GSA Mileage Rate Reduced to 31 Cents Per Mile
According to the Federal
Register dated March 31, 1999, the General Services Administration (GSA) of the Federal
Government is reducing the reimbursement rate from 32.5 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
April 1, 1999.
- Impact on State Mileage Reimbursement Rates
The "mileage reimbursement
rate" under many State collective bargaining unit agreements is subject to adjustment
within 30 days of the revision to the Federal GSA rate. Agencies should
refer to the applicable collective bargaining agreements for details.
For example, the Social and Human Services (P-2) and Clerical (NP-3) agreements do not
allow for a travel reduction in the mileage allowance.
This means if an employee travels on or after April 1, 1999 the GSA reimbursement rate
per mile is 31 cents. This adjustment must be made within 30 days. Agencies should adhere
to established payment procedures.
The above provisions do not necessarily apply to Managerial and Confidential
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." The Department of
Administrative Services will notify agencies when the managerial and confidential rate is
Managerial employees governed by the Boards of Higher Education will be notified by
their respective boards.
Please direct questions or requests for assistance as follows:
Personnel Issues: Agency Personnel Officer
Memorandum Interpretation: Policy Services Division, (860) 702-3440
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