When Senate Bill 1EX was signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Sept. 10, the rate of mileage reimbursement to state officers and employees traveling on state business in their personal motor vehicles was permanently indexed to the prevailing rate established by the U.S. General Services Administration for federal employees.
Because the GSA recently increased the federal rate to $0.485 per mile, this legislative action increased Georgia’s mileage reimbursement rate from its current level of $0.28 per mile to the $0.485 per mile rate that is currently being reimbursed to federal employees.
The $0.28 per mile rate should be used to request reimbursement for miles traveled on state business prior to Sept.10 with the $0.485 per mile rate being used for miles traveled on and after Sept.10.
UGA travel regulations, revised to reflect this legislative action, can be found online (www.busfin.uga.edu/accounts_payable/travel_regs_regents.html). The revised travel expense statement form can be downloaded immediately from the Web (www.busfin.uga.edu/forms/travel_expense.pdf).
Any future changes made by the GSA to the federal mileage reimbursement rate will be reflected in these UGA travel regulations and will be communicated to the campus community in a timely fashion.
Direct any questions to Jennifer Collins at 542-5735.