[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 2 (Wednesday, January 3, 2018)]
[Pages 380-381]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-28394]



[Notice-MA-2017-09; Docket No. 2017-0002, Sequence No. 26]

2018 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates; 
2018 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 18-03, 
Calendar Year (CY) 2018 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 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 website.

DATES: Applicable: This notice is applicable on January 1, 2018.
    Applicability: This notice applies to travel and relocation 
performed on or after January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

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 18-03.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GSA posts the POV mileage reimbursement 
rates, formerly published in 41 CFR Chapter 301, solely on the internet 
at https://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 
website, 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. This Internal Revenue 
Service (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 2018 rates. GSA conducts 
independent airplane and motorcycle studies that evaluate various 
factors, such as the cost of fuel, the depreciation of the original 
vehicle costs, maintenance and insurance, and/or by applying consumer 
price index data. FTR Bulletin 18-03 establishes and announces the new 
CY 2018 POV mileage reimbursement rates for official temporary duty and 
relocation travel ($0.545 per mile for POA's, $0.18 per mile for POA's 
when a Government furnished automobile is authorized, $1.21 per mile 
for privately owned airplanes, $0.515 per mile for privately owned 
motorcycles, and $0.18 per mile for moving purposes), pursuant to the 
process discussed above.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707(b).

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    Dated: December 20, 2017.
Giancarlo Brizzi,
Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-28394 Filed 1-2-18; 8:45 am]