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James48843
04-12-2012, 11:17 PM
Heads up federal employees-

This evening, GSA issued a new notice, stating that POV mileage rates will be increasing, as soon as they can get this bulletin published in the federal register. They expect it to be published early next week- perhaps on April 17th.

Here is the message:




This is to inform you that the attached bulletin (FTR Bulletin 12-06) increases all Federal POV mileage reimbursement rates. These increases are effective the date the Notice to this bulletin is published in the Federal Register, which we anticipate will be April 17, 2012.

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Be sure to let your office know there is something in the works, and to look for new rates next week.

Viva_La_Migra
04-13-2012, 10:08 AM
Heads up federal employees-

This evening, GSA issued a new notice, stating that POV mileage rates will be increasing, as soon as they can get this bulletin published in the federal register. They expect it to be published early next week- perhaps on April 17th.

Here is the message:



Be sure to let your office know there is something in the works, and to look for new rates next week.

Excellent! Now if I could just afford a private aircraft, government travel would be sweet!

PessOptimist
04-16-2012, 12:12 AM
A co-worker showed me an alleged proposal by some congress critter that per diem rates for M&I would be capped and room rates would be reduced and government employees on travel would share rooms. I was busy at the time (you know, that BS about doing what you were hired to do?) and did not get details. Anyone hear anything about this? I'll bet contractors such as Chase and Wagon Lights will lobby against this. I also bet congresspersons are not included.

Mileage rates go up and per diem goes down? Why not?

James48843
04-16-2012, 06:01 AM
A co-worker showed me an alleged proposal by some congress critter that per diem rates for M&I would be capped and room rates would be reduced and government employees on travel would share rooms. I was busy at the time (you know, that BS about doing what you were hired to do?) and did not get details. Anyone hear anything about this? I'll bet contractors such as Chase and Wagon Lights will lobby against this. I also bet congresspersons are not included.

Mileage rates go up and per diem goes down? Why not?

Not sure what you are looking at. If you can please get a bill number.

Here is somehing that might be what you saw- this is from Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT):

This is from "S.1476 Title: Federal Workforce Reduction and Reform Act of 2011


SEC. 5. LIMITATION OF GOVERNMENT TRAVEL COSTS.
(a) Definition- In this section, the term `agency'--



(1) has the meaning given under section 5701(1) of title 5, United States Code; and




(2) does not include the Department of Defense.



(b) Limitation-



(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the total amount which is paid or reimbursed by an agency under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code (relating to travel and subsistence expenses; mileage allowances for official travel by Federal employees) may not--





(A) for each of fiscal years 2012 and 2013, exceed 50 percent of the total amount so paid or reimbursed by such agency for fiscal year 2011; and






(B) for fiscal year 2014, exceed 25 percent of the total amount so paid or reimbursed by such agency for fiscal year 2011.





(2) EXCEPTIONS- For purposes of carrying out paragraph (1), there shall not be taken into account the amounts paid or reimbursed for--





(A) any subsistence or travel expenses for threatened law enforcement personnel, as described in section 5706a of title 5, United States Code; or






(B) any other expenses for which an exception is established under paragraph (3) for reasons relating to national security or public safety.





(3) REGULATIONS- Any regulations necessary to carry out this subsection shall, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, be prescribed by the same respective authorities as are responsible for prescribing regulations under section 5707 of title 5, United States Code.



(c) Reserve Travel Amount-



(1) DEFINITION- In this subsection, the term `reserve travel amount' means an amount equal to 10 percent of the total amount of appropriations made available to an agency in any fiscal year for purposes of payment or reimbursement by that agency under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code (relating to travel and subsistence expenses; mileage allowances for official travel by Federal employees).




(2) REQUIREMENT- For each of fiscal years 2012 through 2014, each agency shall have a reserve travel amount available for expenditure or obligation on September 1 of each such fiscal year for purposes of payment or reimbursement by that agency under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code (relating to travel and subsistence expenses; mileage allowances for official travel by Federal employees).