Recommendation to Encourage Carpooling by Allowing Reimbursement for the Actual Mileage Incurred When an Employee Uses His Privately Owned Vehicle to Transport Other Employees

B-194013: Feb 27, 1979

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This document is in regards to a recommendation to encourage carpooling by allowing reimbursement for the actual mileage incurred when an employee uses his privately owned vehicle (POV) to transport other employees from their residences or duty stations to a common carrier terminal, or back, when performing temporary duty travel together. Currently, Federal Travel Regulations (FPMR 101-7) para. l-4.2c(l) permits reimbursement on the basis of the distance between the employee's own residence or place of business and the terminal.

GAO believes that a regulation which permits payment of additional mileage to pick up and drop off passengers without special authorization when two or more employees decide to carpool to or from a terminal is desirable, both from a cost and an administrative standpoint. By limiting mileage and parking reimbursement to aggregate constructive cost of the taxicab fares for the individual employees involved, a cost benefit to the Government would be assured.

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.

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