State mileage reimbursement rate announced
The federal government has recently increased the standard mileage rate for transportation expenses from 48.5 cents per mile to 50.5 cents per mile. The allowable State mileage rate for the use of personal vehicles in the conduct of State business either at the direction of the State agency or for the personal convenience of the employee is adjusted periodically by the State to reflect the allowable federal rate. On the basis of the change in the federal standard mileage rate, the State has changed the mileage reimbursement rates are as follows:
1. For an employee using his/her own personal vehicle for the State's convenience, the mileage reimbursement rate has increased from 48.5 cents per mile to 50.5 cents per mile.
2. For an employee using his/her own personal vehicle for the employee's convenience, the employee will be reimbursed at one-half the standard mileage reimbursement rate, which has been increased from 24.25 cents per mile to 25.25 cents per mile.
These rates are effective Jan. 1, 2008 and will remain in effect throughout calendar year 2008.