Knowledgebase-Car Allowance Survey


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Title:Car Allowance Survey
Summary:Twenty-one cities responded to a survey about whether they have car allowances, who is eligible for car allowances, and the amount of the car allowance.
Original Author:Stokes, Richard
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:01/30/2012
Last Reviewed on::01/03/2017
Subject:Personnel--Fringe benefits; Personnel--Surveys; Personnel--Compensation
Type:Survey
Original Document: Car Allowance Survey Results (2).pdfCar Allowance Survey Results (2).pdf

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Text of Document: Car Allowance Survey

1.            Does your organization provide car allowances?

City
Yes/No
Jackson
Yes
Springfield
No
Metro Nashville
Yes
Brentwood
No
Athens
Yes
Goodlettsville
Yes
Gallatin
No
Germantown
No
Franklin
Yes
Pigeon Forge
No
Johnson City
Yes
Covington
Yes
Cleveland
Yes
Knoxville
Yes
Elizabethton
Yes
Farragut
Yes
Sevierville
Yes
Maryville
No
Oak Ridge
No
Memphis
Yes
Murfreesboro
Yes


21 of 44 responses 14 - yes 7 - no
2.            If yes, who is eligible to receive a car allowance? (list positions)

City
Departments
Jackson
Department personal vehicles for City Business – Director of HR; Manager of Fairgrounds Park; Director of Neighborhood Services; Director of Planning; Manager of the Ned McWherter Cultural & Arts Center; Manager of the Civic Center.
Metro Nashville
All employees required, by the nature of their official responsibilities, to have a vehicle assigned to them on a 24 hours basis who are required by the Internal Revenue Service to report the miles driven to and from work as income, because employee is driving a nonexempt vehicle, for tax purposes, are eligible for a payroll adjustment of $3.00 for each day the vehicle is used for commuting to and from work, provided all forms required by the Metropolitan Finance Department are properly and timely filed.
Athens
Mayor, City Manager, Finance Director, Human Resource Director, Purchasing Agent, Comm. Dev. Director, Building Inspector, Codes Enforcement Officer, Police Chief, Parks Director.  The Fire Chief and Public Works Director both have city vehicles and do not receive car allowance.
Goodlettsville
We allow department heads that might be called back out to take a City car home. 
Franklin
Directors, Assistant City Administrators who do not have an assigned City Vehicle & City  Administrator     
Johnson City
Assistant City Manager, Transit Director, W/S Director, Planning Director
Covington
Some of the Department Heads have cars excluding the HR Director and City Recorder/Treasurer.
Cleveland
City Manager, Asst City Manager, and Department Heads who are not provided a vehicle. Fire, Police and Public Works have take-home vehicles and do not get allowance. Development and Eng. Services Director, Finance Director and Recreation Director get the allowance.
Knoxville
Directors and Senior Directors
Elizabethton
City Manager only
Farragut
A variety of Department Heads but not all.
Sevierville
The only position that gets a car allowance is the City Administrator. 
Maryville
A few Executive staff members are provided a car.
Oak Ridge
Most of our key employees have an assigned vehicle and we have a motor pool for the occasional users.
Memphis
Mayor and director level
Murfreesboro
Mayor and City Council




3.            How much is the car allowance?

City
Amount
Jackson
$350 monthly
Metro Nashville
$3 for each day
Athens
Varies per department from $600 to $800 per month
Goodlettsville
They pay taxes on the fringe benefit for any miles to and from home. Police/fire chiefs do not pay the fringe benefit amounts.

Franklin
$200.00 per month for Directors and Asst. City Administrators; $400.00 for City Administrator 
Johnson City
$310 per month
Covington
$300.00/month that includes gas allowance
Cleveland
$350/month
Knoxville
$500/month
Elizabethton
$500 per month
Farragut
Car allowance is $138.37 bi-weekly.  That is $3,600/year.
Sevierville
$700 a month
Memphis
$900/month
Murfreesboro
$400.00 per month for Mayor and $200.00 per month for Council