Someone forwarded me this announcement.
Effective January 2015, DOC now reimburses government employees who bicycle to and from work, up to $20 per month for bicycle commuting expenses (not to exceed $240 per calendar year). Commuting expenses under this program may include the purchase of a bicycle or lock, parking/storage, parts, rentals, repairs, and general maintenance. Participants may not concurrently use the bicycle benefit with other DOC commuter benefits (e.g., mass transit, vanpool, or parking) during the same month, but may cancel one benefit and initiate another one on a monthly basis. The DOC bicycle commuter benefit policy, frequently asked questions, application and reimbursement forms may be viewed at http://www.osec.doc.gov/ofeq/Documents/OSBM/Bicycle_Policy_1_5_14.pdf
I'm surprised that the whole federal government doesn't offer this already, but this is a good change. If Obama's looking to improve health and fight climate change using executive power, making sure every federal employee has access to this benefit is one (if perhaps tiny) way he can do that.