Employee Relocation Management Policy

If you are paying to relocate an employee for a federal job, you can find cost-effective relocation services through our governmentwide policies and tools. Federal agencies’ Relocation Resource Centers can provide your employees with assistance in home sales, packing/shipping household goods, storage, employee counseling, and taxes.

Relocation policies are based on recommendations from GSA, the Senior Travel Officials Council (STOC) and agency stakeholders, continuously evaluating programs, and analyzing the impact of current and proposed laws, regulations, and executive orders.

You can find all current relocation policies in the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR).

Mileage Reimbursement Rates for POV Relocation

If you’re relocating using a privately owned vehicle (POV), use the mileage reimbursement rate for POV relocation. This rate is usually equal to the IRS Standard Mileage Rate (located in the Medical/Moving column).

For the past decade of archived rates, view the IRS Standard Mileage Rate or our archived POV Mileage Rates.

Authority for this comes from 5 U.S. Code § 5724.

Last Reviewed: 2020-10-27