GSA boosts mileage reimbursement rate

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The General Services Administration increased the mileage reimbursement rate for federal employees who use their private vehicles for work, as of Jan. 1, 2013.

The rate for cars will be 56.5 cents per mile, an increase of one cent over the current rate of 55.5 cents. The boost matches the rate set in November by the Internal Revenue Service for private sector workers.

GSA sets the rate for feds, which cannot exceed the IRS rate. GSA is not obligated to match the IRS’ rate, however.

National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley welcomed the increase. “NTEU monitors this matter regularly and works to ensure the GSA rate reflects the impact of rising fuel costs on federal employees in a wide range of agencies and variety of jobs, and particularly that the rate for federal workers is on par with that established for those in the private sector,” she said in a statement.

Click here for GSA’s 2013 mileage reimbursement rates for different modes of transportation.

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