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MEMORANDUM NO. 99-14

April 1, 1999

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

ATTENTION: Chief  Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, Payroll and Personnel Officers
SUBJECT: Reduction in GSA Mileage Reimbursement Rate

 

  1. 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.

  2. 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 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." The Department of Administrative Services will notify agencies 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

    Memorandum Interpretation: Policy Services Division, (860) 702-3440
NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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