[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66263-66264]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27789]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MA-2019-01; Docket No. 2018-0002, Sequence No. 30]


2019 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates; 
2019 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 19-03, 
Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage 
Reimbursement Rates and Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes 
(Relocation Allowances).

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SUMMARY: GSA is updating the mileage reimbursement rate for privately 
owned vehicles (POV) as required by statute. This information will be 
available in FTR Bulletin 19-03, which can be found on GSA's website at 
www.gsa.gov/mileage.

DATES: Applicability date: This notice applies to travel and relocation 
performed on or after January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

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 
travelpolicy@gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of FTR Bulletin 19-03.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 2019 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 19-03 establishes and announces 
the new CY 2019 POV mileage reimbursement rates for official temporary 
duty and relocation travel ($0.58 per mile for

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POAs, $0.20 per mile for POAs when a Government furnished automobile is 
authorized, $1.26 per mile for privately owned airplanes, $0.55 per 
mile for privately owned motorcycles, and $0.20 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 website.
    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 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.

    Dated: December 18, 2018.
Jessica Salmoiraghi,
Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-27789 Filed 12-21-18; 8:45 am]
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