Department of the Interior

Arrange less expensive locations for meetings/training.

Require everyone who is responsible for making arrangements for meetings/training which include employees who travel from out of town, to find less expensive locations for those events. A co-worker recently attended a week long training class with employees from around the country. It was held in Washington D. C., the government rate for the hotel was $210.00 per night for each participant (approximately 30 people). If the training was held in a smaller city they could have found accommodation for a much more reasonable rate. This doesn’t even address the per diem rate or travel cost.

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