GSA has slightly decreased the mileage reimbursement rates for calendar year 2020 for using a privately owned vehicle on federal travel if no government-owned vehicle is available, from 58 cents to 57.5 cents per mile.

The rate for when a government-owned vehicle is available but the employee chooses to use his or her own vehicle is falling from 20 cents to 17 cents per mile.


The rate for using a privately owned motorcycle is falling from 55 cents to 54.5 cents per mile, and for using a privately owned airplane is rising from $1.26 to $1.27 per mile.

Government Vehicles
You may be authorized to use a government vehicle between places of official business, between such places and places of temporary lodging when public transportation is unavailable or its use is impractical; between such places and restaurants, drug stores, barber shops, places of worship, cleaning establishments, and similar places necessary for the sustenance, comfort, or health of the employee to foster the continued efficient performance of government business; or as otherwise authorized by your agency.

You are responsible for any additional cost resulting from unauthorized use of a government vehicle and you may be subject to administrative and/or criminal liability for misuse of government property.

Personal Vehicles
You may use a privately owned vehicle (POV) for official travel when authorized by your agency and be reimbursed for mileage costs. Rates typically are set by calendar year but may change at other times in response to significant changes in fuel prices; see www.gsa.gov/mileage.

Reimbursable expenses include parking fees, ferry fees, bridge, road, and tunnel fees, and aircraft or airplane parking, landing, and tie-down fees. Non-reimbursable expenses include charges for repairs, depreciation, replacements, grease, oil, antifreeze, towage and similar speculative expenses. Continue reading: Federal Employee Allowances at ask.FEDweek.com