Trenton Metro Area Local
American Postal Workers Union
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 totemporary duty station
______________- Mileage from home topermanent duty station (minus)
_____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.
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
* * * * *Appendix A Rates A-1 Standard Mileage Rates A-1.1 Mileage Rates
[Revise A-1.1 to read as follows:]
Cents per mile
[Revise the text of A-1.2 to read as follows:]
Postal Service supervisors (see 5-188.8.131.52) 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