Federal Workplace Charging Program Guide

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This document is intended to serve as a program guide to support federal agencies in developing their own policy documents for workplace charging. Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program, it provides suggested language that agencies can incorporate into their own policies to define requirements for charging privately owned vehicles on government-owned or leased property. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act authorizes the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and other federal agencies to install, operate, and maintain electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for privately-owned vehicles (POVs) in parking areas used by federal employees and authorized users, and it requires the collection of fees to recover the costs of installing, operating, and maintaining this equipment. This guide offers details for agency facility managers, transportation personnel, employees, and vendors regarding the charging of electric vehicles (EVs) for use by employees and personnel at government-owned and leased buildings. This guide describes the requirements associated with federal agencies providing EV charging in publicly accessible sites. The policy also describes when and how fees may be imposed to cover costs of electricity, as well as EVSE units and installations in various scenarios.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-77450


  • electric vehicle supply equipment
  • electric vehicles
  • EVSE
  • fleets


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