Per the Trial Court Financial Policies and Procedures Manual, Policy no. FIN 8.03: “Personal
vehicle mileage is reimbursable at the current federal mileage reimbursement rate established by the
IRS that corresponds to the date/s of travel.” As a result, judicial officers and those judicial branch
employees authorized to use a personal vehicle on official business for travel occurring or after
January 1, 2014, may be reimbursed up to the new federal standard mileage rate. This change
supersedes Finance Memo TC 2012–001, which established a reimbursement rate of 56.5 cents
Rumors from the court appear to specify that Presiding Judge Harold Hopp is capriciously transferring court employees to different departments and not proving information as to mileage reimbursement rates mandated by the judicial council.