Washington D.C. – The General Services Administration should raise the standard mileage rate for all federal employees who use their personal vehicles for government business from 54.5 cents per mile to 58 cents.
The increase would match the new rate announced by the Internal Revenue Service that begins in January.
NTEU National President Tony Reardon requested the increase in a Thursday letter to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy.
“I am sure you are aware that vehicle operating costs have created a great burden for federal employees who use their personal vehicle for government business,” Reardon wrote. “After years of pay freezes or inadequate pay raises, many federal employees are financially pressed.”
The GSA has the authority to set the mileage reimbursement up to the rate set by the IRS.
NTEU represents 150,000 employees at 33 federal agencies and departments.