Department of the Interior

Incentive for Self Move Relocation When Changing Gov't Jobs

It should be obvious to everyone that renting a U-Haul and moving yourself is a much cheaper option than spending enormous amounts of money to have professional moving companies move household goods when federal employees transfer to a new duty station. The governemnt should offer to cover the costs associated with moving your possesions yourself along with a cash incentive for doing so. The self moving costs even with a cash incentive to do it would still be much cheaper than the excessive fees charged by these moving companies. The government could still offer the professional moving services to those who would like to use them. The collective cost saving would be staggering. Most likely in the millions of dolars each year.

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Idea No. 143