Traffic flows over the American Legion Bridge along I-495 outside of Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Federal employees will be reimbursed 56.5 cents per mile — a one penny boost — for driving their own cars for federal business effective Jan. 1.
The increase matches that approved by the Internal Revenue Service for private-sector workers. The General Services Administration can set the rate for federal workers lower or can match it but cannot exceed it.
Reimbursement is up one penny to 24 cents per mile if an employee chooses to drive his own car when a government vehicle is available.
Motorcycle reimbursement will also increase by one cent to 53.5 per mile.