Federal Employees News Digest

Mileage reimbursement rates fall

For the second year in a row, federal employees will get less money for their mileage reimbursements.

The General Services Administration has reduced the reimbursement rate for feds driving privately owned vehicles for official work travel to $0.56 per mile this year down from $0.575 per mile in 2020 and $0.58 per mile in 2019.

If an employee uses an authorized government vehicle, they will be reimbursed $0.16 per mile in 2021, a decrease from the $0.17 per mile last year and $0.20 per mile in 2019. Feds traveling by motorcycle will be reimbursed at a rate of $0.54 per mile, compared with $0.545 per mile last year and $0.55 in 2019.

While the agency sets the rate for the federal workforce, it cannot exceed the limit established by the Internal Revenue Service.

The National Treasury Employees Union, which monitors reimbursement rates on behalf of the tens of thousands of federal employees, credits the decline, in part, to the pandemic.

View the GSA millage reimbursement rates here.

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