STATE OF CONNECTICUT
THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MEMORANDUM NO. 2005-07
March 2, 2005
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|Attention:||Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, Payroll and Personnel Officers|
|Subject:||Increase in GSA Mileage Reimbursement Rate|
I. GSA MILEAGE RATE INCREASED TO 40.5 CENTS PER MILE
According to the Federal Register dated February 4, 2005, the General Services Administration (GSA) of the Federal Government is increasing the reimbursement rate from 37.5 cents to 40.5 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 upward adjustment within 30 days of the revision to the Federal GSA rate. Agencies should refer to the applicable collective bargaining agreements for details.
In accordance with General Notice 2005-01 dated March 1, 2005 from the Office of Labor Relations, the mileage reimbursement rate increase is effective for travel on after March 4, 2005 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-7, NP-8, P-1, P-2, P-3A, P-3B, P-4 and P-5.
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 Office of Labor Relations will notify agencies when the managerial and confidential rate is changed.
Managerial employees governed by the Boards of Higher Education are notified by their respective boards.
Please direct questions or requests for assistance as follows:
Personnel Issues: Agency Personnel Officer;
Payroll Procedures: Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3463;
Memorandum Interpretation: Fiscal Policy Division, (860) 702-3440.
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