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Improved State Vehicle Management Could Save Florida up to $2.4 Million Annually, Report No. 02-31, May 2002
 
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  • Because agency heads may waive the minimum mileage requirement, some state vehicles are driven substantially less than 10,000 miles per year.  The state lacks an adequate policy defining criteria for agency head waivers.
  • Of assigned vehicles used for commuting, 395 or 26% were used primarily for transporting employees to and from work.  The Legislature should develop a policy restricting commuting in state vehicles.  Requiring employees to reimburse the state for commuting in state vehicles would generate from $39,300 to $2.1 million per year.
  • Agencies reimburse many other employees for personal vehicle mileage in excess of the amount needed to acquire, operate, and maintain a state vehicle.  The state could save $313,000 annually by financing the purchase of vehicles for most of these employees, with additional money received when the state disposes of these vehicles.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Management Services
Support Program

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 11-16 Centralizing Vehicle Fleet Operations and Implementing Cost-Saving Strategies Could Reduce State Spending,published in April 2011.
  • Report No. 11-13 Centralizing Aviation Operations and Implementing Cost-Saving Strategies Could Reduce State Spending,published in March 2011.
  • Report No. 01-35 Progress Report: Management Services Makes Progress by Implementing OPPAGA Recommendations, published in August 2001.
  • Report No. 98-12 Follow-Up Report on the Use of Assigned State Vehicles and Personal Vehicle Use by State Employees, published in September 1998.
  • Report No. 98-08  Program Evaluation and Justification Review of the Support Program Administered by the Department of Management Services, published in August 1998.
  • Report No. 96-84   Review of State Vehicle Fleet Purchasing, published in May 1997.
  • Report No. 96-12 Review of Personal Vehicle Use by State Employees, published in October 1996.
  • Report No. 96-03 Review of the Use of Assigned State Vehicles, published in July 1996.

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