Effective January 1, 2017, the University of Maryland will reimburse
properly approved vehicle mileage driven in privately owned vehicles
(POV) for business use at the rate of 53.5 cents per mile. This rate
change is consistent with the Internal Revenue Service's adjustment of
its standard mileage rate.
A University employee using a privately owned vehicle for travel may be
reimbursed for mileage. Mileage is measured from the closer of the duty
station or point of departure to destination and return for travel on
days during the employee's normal work schedule. For travel on days
that are not part of the employee's normal work schedule, actual mileage
driven is reimbursable.
Departments should normally utilize a Motor Transportation Services
(MTS) vehicle for University business trips. Use of MTS vehicles offers
a safe, insured, reliable, cost-effective means to provide employee
travelers with transportation for University business. See the
Motor Transportation Services Website for
additional information and to reserve a vehicle online. If unusual
operating circumstances make the use of an MTS vehicle impractical, the
travel approving authority may authorize POV reimbursement on a
Should you require additional information, please contact Travel
Services at 301.405.0607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.