130. Official Use of Government Vehicles Between Residence and Place Of Employment

See JM 3-13.530.

In determining the appropriate use of a government passenger carrier the following apply:

  1. Authorized Uses: The official uses of a government passenger carrier include:

    1. Authorized programs, including program work under cooperative agreements or other contractual arrangements made pursuant to authority vested in the Department.

    2. Use to render assistance in major disasters or emergency situations threatening loss of life or property.

    3. User by an employee in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations.

  2. Home-to-Work-Uses: The use of a government passenger carrier to transport an employee between his/her residence and place of employment is prohibited except when:

    1. It is the interest of the Government that an employee's travel start from the employee's residence rather than place of employment and written authorization to start travel from the employee's residence is secured (the vehicle may be temporarily stored at the employee's residence at the conclusion of a trip if approved under the same conditions); or

    2. Used by employees engaged in field work, the character of which makes such transportation necessary and the approval of which (on an individual or group basis) has been approved by the Attorney General through the assistant Director, FMSS, for home-to-work transportation.


  1. PL 99-550—Passenger carrier use
  2. 31 U.S.C. 1344
  3. 41 C.F.R. 101-6.4—Official Use of Government Passenger Carriers between Residence and Place of Employment.
  4. Justice Property Management Regulations, Subpart 128-38.50 Official Use of Vehicles.
  5. Memorandum, Office of the Attorney General dated February 28, 1989, Subject: Home-to-Work Transportation Plans.
  6. Memorandum, Assistant Attorney General for Administration, dated May 1, 1991, Subject: Use of Official Government Vehicles as a Taxable Benefit.
  7. 26 C.F.R. 1.61-21 and 26 C.F.R. 1.274-5T(k).

[cited in JM 3-13.530; 3-1.200]

Updated September 19, 2018