The General Services Administration (GSA) announced that the mileage reimbursement rate for federal employees using privately –owned vehicles during official travel will remain at 51 cents. This rate, which has been in effect since it was set on January 1, 2011, will continue to apply to mileage charges in 2012. Mileage rates for official airplane travel ($1.29), government-owned vehicle ($0.19), and motorcycles ($0.48) will also remain unchanged.
GSA annually reviews the reimbursement rate for miles driven on official business. Rates set by GSA cannot exceed the rate set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for calculating business mileage expenses on tax returns.
Too whom it may concern. I would like to know what happens if the company that I currently work for IS NOT PAYING ME WHAT THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS? Not only myself, but as well as many other employee’s. Do we have any rights at all, for them not paying us back what the government stipulates that they should be paying us? And yes we all use our own vehicles for our jobs. I know that at least for the past two years that I have been working for my company, they have been reimburseing me way less then what the national average is. They currently pay 40cents per mile. So, if you can will you please respond back to this memo, and let me know if I have any rights towards this matter, or is it technically up to my company’s own doing? Thank you very much!
These rates only apply to federal employee reimbursement for miles driven on official business.