Handbook F-15 Revision: Mileage Rates

Effective January 1, 2009, Handbook F-15, Travel and Relocation, is revised to reflect 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

$ .55

Privately owned motorcycle

$ .55

Privately owned airplane


A-1.2 Reimbursement for Postal Service Supervisors

[Revise A-1.2 to read as follows:]

Postal Service supervisors (see 5- who travel in a privately-owned vehicle will be reimbursed at the rate of $6 per day or 55 cents per mile, whichever is greater. Do not use the eTravel system to claim the $6 daily rate because the excess of the daily rate over the actual mileage is tax­able as compensation to the claimant. To claim the $6 daily rate complete PS Form 1164-A, Claim for Reimbursement for Postal Supervisors, and submit it to the Scanning and Imaging Center.

You are not required to provide odometer readings on the claim form; the traveler is responsible for the accuracy of the claim. However, if the approving official has reason to question the claim, the claimant must provide evidence to support 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 website.

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n Then click HBKs.

(The direct URL for the Postal Service™ PolicyNet website is http://blue.usps.gov/cpim.)