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Handbook F-15

d. Mileage. When it is advantageous to the Postal Service, you may be

authorized to depart directly from and return directly to your home.

The Postal Service may reimburse you for any mileage that exceeds

the distance between your home and your permanent duty station. If

the mileage is less than that between your home and your permanent

duty station, you may not claim a mileage reimbursement. You may

claim out-of-pocket expenses such as tolls, parking, etc.

Use the formula below to calculate the amount for which you may be


______________ Mileage from home to temporary duty station

______________- Mileage from home to permanent duty station (minus)

______________ Allowable mileage

_____55.5______x Standard mileage rate from appendix A

______________Amount you may claim for reimbursement


Important: Your daily commute between your residence and your permanent duty station is not considered local travel. Getting to work is your responsibility; therefore, you may not claim that mileage.

Handbook F-15 Revision: Reimbursement Rate Update

Effective July 1, 2008, Handbook F-15, Travel and Relo­cation, is revised to reflect new reimbursement rates for travel and relocation.

Handbook F-15, Travel and Relocation

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Appendix A Rates A-1 Standard Mileage Rates A-1.1 Mileage Rates

[Revise A-1.1 to read as follows:]



Cents per mile
(Including Alaska)

Privately owned automobile


Privately owned motorcycle


Privately owned airplane


A-1.2 Reimbursement for Postal Service Supervisors

[Revise the text of A-1.2 to read as follows:]

Postal Service supervisors (see 5- will be reim­bursed at the rate of $6.00 per day or 58.5 cents per mile, whichever is greater, when a privately owned automobile is used. Do not use the eTravel system when claiming the $6.00 daily rate, because the excess of the daily rate over the actual mileage is taxable as compensation to the claimant. You should claim the $6.00 daily rate by submit­ting PS Form 1164-A, Claim for Reimbursement for Postal Supervisors, to the Scanning and Imaging Center.

Odometer readings are not required on the respective claim forms; the integrity of the claim is the responsibility of the traveler. However, should the approving official have reason to question the claim, the claimant must provide evidence that supports the claim of distance traveled.

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We will incorporate these revisions into the next printed edition of Handbook F-15 and into the next update of the online version accessible on the Postal Service™ Pol­icyNet Web site