GSA Publishes 2005 POV Rates for Official Travel

By on February 4, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The General Services Administration has increased reimbursement rates for federal employees who use privately owned vehicles while on official travel.

The good news for federal employees is that the new rates are effective today, Friday, Feb. 4.

The rates, published in Friday’s Federal Register, reflect current vehicle operating costs based on GSA reviews of commercial cost information and the Consumer Price Index and on consultation with the Departments of Defense and Transportation.

The new rates are as follows:

* Automobiles, 40.5 cents per mile, up from 37.5 cents.

* Motorcycles, 30.50 cents per mile, up from 28.5 cents.

* Aircraft, $1.07 per mile, up from 99.5 cents.

GSA is authorized to set federal mileage rates under Title 5 United States Code 5704 & 5707. For more information, visit the GSA Web site.

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Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters onĀ federal human resources.