The GSA is a policy change that government agencies must determine how much to reimburse employees who use privately owned vehicles for temporary work when the agency determines that alternative transportation is more favorable to the government. Finalized the change.
In that case, agencies will need to make cost comparisons, the GSA noted in a Jan. 18 Federal Register notice. If the agency-approved transportation is less than the cost of traveling on her POV, the employee will only receive a limited amount regardless of how much it costs to use the POV. If the constructive cost indicates that the POV cost is less than the agency’s chosen mode, the employee receives her POV-related total cost.
In last year’s rule proposal, the GSA said agencies would miscalculate so-called “construction costs” simply by comparing the selected mode of transport to POV mileage rates without considering other related costs. said to be common.
The GSA anticipates that specifying such considerations, which are currently being finalized, will result in modest savings in reimbursement costs, but costs that may be unclear or confusing to travelers. We anticipate that less administrative time will be spent by agencies defending their construction calculations.