[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 29, 2015)]
[Page 81328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32745]



[Notice-FTR-2015-01; Docket 2015-0002; Sequence 1]

2016 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates; 
2016 Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes

AGENCY: Office of Government-Wide Policy (OGP), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of FTR Bulletin 16-02, Calendar Year (CY) 2016 Privately 
Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates and Standard Mileage 
Rate for Moving Purposes (Relocation Allowances).


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) uses the single 
standard mileage rate established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 
as the mileage rate for privately owned automobiles (POA). In addition, 
the IRS' mileage rate for medical or moving purposes is used to 
determine the POA rate when a Government-furnished automobile is 
authorized. This IRS rate also establishes the standard mileage rate 
for moving purposes as it pertains to official relocation. Finally, 
GSA's annual privately owned airplane and motorcycle mileage 
reimbursement rate reviews have resulted in new CY 2016 rates. GSA 
conducts independent airplane and motorcycle studies that evaluate 
various factors, such as the cost of fuel, the depreciation of the 
original vehicles costs, maintenance and insurance, and/or by applying 
consumer price index data. FTR Bulletin 16-02 establishes the new CY 
2016 POV mileage reimbursement rates for official temporary duty and 
relocation travel ($0.54 for POAs, $0.19 for POAs when a Government 
furnished automobile is authorized, $1.17 for privately owned 
airplanes, $0.51 for privately owned motorcycles, and $0.19 for moving 
purposes), pursuant to the process discussed above. This notice of 
subject bulletin is the only notification to agencies of revisions to 
the POV mileage rates for official travel and relocation other than the 
changes posted on GSA's Web site.

DATES: Effective: December 29, 2015.
    Applicability: This notice applies to travel and relocation 
performed on or after January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, please 
contact Mr. Cy Greenidge, Office of Government-wide Policy, Office of 
Asset and Transportation Management, at 202-219-2349, or by email at 
[email protected]. Please cite Notice of FTR Bulletin 16-02.


Change in Standard Procedure

    GSA posts the POV mileage reimbursement rates, formerly published 
in 41 CFR Chapter 301, solely on the internet at www.gsa.gov/mileage. 
Also, posted on this site is the standard mileage rate for moving 
purposes. This process, implemented in FTR Amendment 2010-07, 75 FR 
72965 (November 29, 2010), FTR Amendment 2007-03, 72 FR 35187 (June 27, 
2007), and FTR Amendment 2007-06, 72 FR 70234 (December 11, 2007), 
ensures more timely updates regarding mileage reimbursement rates by 
GSA for Federal employees who are on official travel or relocating. 
Notices published periodically in the Federal Register, such as this 
one, and the changes posted on the GSA Web site, now constitute the 
only notification to Federal agencies of revisions to the POV mileage 
reimbursement rates and the standard mileage reimbursement rate for 
moving purposes.

    Dated: December 23, 2015.
Alexander J. Kurien,
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Asset and Transportation 
Management, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-32745 Filed 12-28-15; 8:45 am]