2024 GSA Gas Reimbursement Rates ; image: speedometer

  • For feds who use privately owned vehicles, some reimbursement rates rose while others dipped depending on the vehicle
  • A look at the Lodging plus M&IE rates that were set for the fiscal year 2024 back in August
  • Other rates that are important to federal employees and retirees in 2024

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced the 2024 gas reimbursement rates for federal workers who use their privately owned vehicle for federal business (commuting doesn’t count). Depending on what type of vehicle is being used, and whether or not a government option was available, the gas rates either went slightly up from last year or saw a small dip.

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For feds who use an airplane, the rates increased from $1.74/mile in 2023 to $1.76/mile for this year. If using a privately owned care or van when there was an available vehicle owned by the federal government, then the reimbursement rates will be less than last year – going from $0.22/mile to $0.21/mile in 2024. If there is not a government option, then the rate is increasing, going from $0.65½ to $0.67/mile. For motorcycles, the rate is similarly increasing from $0.63½ per mile in 2023 to $0.65 in 2024.

While the gas rates are set for a given calendar year, the rates for the reimbursement of meals, lodging, and incidental expenses are set in the summer and are effective for the fiscal year (October 2023 to September 2024). Here is a chart that shows all of the GSA reimbursement rates:

  2023 2024
Car/Van (no government vehicle was available) 65.5 cents per mile $0.67/mile
Car/Van (government vehicle was available) 22 cents per mile $0.21/mile
Motorcycle 63.5 cents per mile $0.65/mile
Airplane $1.74/mile $1.76/mile
Lodging $98 dollars per day $107/day
Meals and Incidental Purchase $59 dollars per day $59/day

Other 2024 Changes to Benefits

For all federal employees, it’s surely no secret now that the 2024 salary increase will be 4.7% “across-the-board,” leaving an average of 5.2% with locality pay factored in.

If you’re retired and/or collecting social security, then the 2024 COLA will be more impactful for you. FERS annuitants can expect an adjustment of 2.2% while CSRS and social security income will increase 3.2%.

TSP contribution limits are also increasing in 2024, going up $500 to $23,000 for the annual maximum. Catch-up contribution limits for the TSP are remaining at the 2023 cap of $7500 extra per year for folks who are at least age 50.

On a less positive note, FEHB premiums increased an average of 7.7% in 2024, with FEDVIP premiums also going up a small amount (1.1% for vision plans and 1.4% for dental). And if you decided to keep your FLTCIP 1.0 or 2.0 policy without a decrease in coverage, then those higher FLTCIP premiums are now in effect.

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Until Next Time,

Benefits Ben, STWS

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2024 GSA Gas Reimbursement Rates ; image: speedometer

2024 GSA Gas Reimbursement Rates