Travel Update 16-02

TO: Agency Travel Coordinators
FROM: Trey Childress, Chairman
DATE: December 28, 2015
SUBJECT: Mileage Reimbursement

Pursuant to 80 Ill. Admin. Code Sections 3000.300(f)(2) and 2800 Appendix A, reimbursement for use of a private vehicle while traveling on official government business shall be on a mileage basis, and shall be at the rate established by the Federal General Services Administration (the “GSA”). On December 23, 2015, the GSA announced that the mileage reimbursement rate will decrease from 57.5 cents per mile to 54 cents per mile effective January 1, 2016.

This Travel Update shall serve as official notice to state agencies and employees that this decrease will be take effect on January 1, 2016, and will apply to all travel occurring on or after January 1, 2016.

In sum, the State of Illinois’ mileage reimbursement rate for the use of personal vehicles will decrease from 57.5 cents per mile to 54 cents per mile effective January 1, 2016.

As the appointed Travel Coordinator for your agency, it is your responsibility to disseminate this information to all appropriate personnel within your agency. If you have questions, please contact Kelley Wells, State Travel Coordinator at (217) 782-4705 or by email at Kelley.Wells@illinois.gov.