The Postal Service has announced the establishment of an EAS Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Program. This program addresses the fact that many EAS employees have been reluctant to use their personal vehicles for work in part because of the cost of obtaining a business use policy.
The POV Program is designed to compensate Postmasters and Supervisors for the use of their vehicle for work related purpose. Under the program employees will be reimbursed for (a) their mileage, and (b) the cost of adding business use coverage or a commercial rider on their existing insurance policies if necessary.
The program is strictly voluntary. No employee will be required to participate in the program. Furthermore, management will have complete discretion as to whether an employee may participate. Either the employee or management may discontinue the employee’s participation in the program at any time.
The program is in the process of implementation and requires a signed Participation Agreement and is funded through eTravel. Click on links below for details.