Treasurer will forgo using a dedicated state car and end practice of assigning cars to Treasury staff
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that he is reducing the size of Treasury’s automobile fleet from 21 vehicles to 10. He will not use a dedicated state car and will end the practice of assigning state cars to individual Treasury staff.
“As Treasurer I will closely scrutinize every expense that comes across my desk to ensure that it is used responsibly, and that begins with my own department. This policy will ensure that Treasury’s vehicles will only be used to serve the taxpayers who are paying for them. This new policy is just one way that I will honor the commitment that I made at my swearing-in to remember that every dollar the Commonwealth spends comes from the hard work of a Pennsylvania taxpayer."
Pennsylvania Treasurer, Joe Torsella
Treasurer Torsella has declined the use of a dedicated state vehicle and will continue to use his personal vehicle. He will not seek reimbursement for mileage.
In addition, under the new policy no vehicles will be assigned to employees on a permanent basis. Instead, a limited number of pooled vehicles will be signed-out as needed for official business and the mileage recorded. Treasury will return the extra eleven vehicles back to the Commonwealth’s Department of General Services.
The new policy is effective immediately.