[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 28, 2016)]
[Page 95614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-31264]



[Notice-MA-2016-09; Docket 2016-0002; Sequence No. 30]

2017 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates; 
2017 Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes

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

ACTION: Notice of Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Bulletin 17-02, 
Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage 
Reimbursement Rates and Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes 
(Relocation Allowances).


SUMMARY: GSA is required by statute to set the mileage reimbursement 
rate for privately owned automobiles (POA) as the single standard 
mileage rate established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 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 2017 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 17-02 establishes and announces 
the new CY 2017 POV mileage reimbursement rates for official temporary 
duty and relocation travel ($0.535 per mile for POAs, $0.17 per mile 
for POAs when a Government furnished automobile is authorized, $1.15 
per mile for privately owned airplanes, $0.505 per mile for privately 
owned motorcycles, and $0.17 per mile 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: January 1, 2017.
    Applicability: This notice applies to travel and relocation 
performed on or after January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

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 17-02.


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.

Troy Cribb,
Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy, General 
Services Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-31264 Filed 12-27-16; 8:45 am]