Government Accountability Office

Rollover Budgeting: Ensuring Essential Spending Without Waste

I was first introduced to the reality of "use it or lose it" spending in the first year I began my government service as an enlisted U.S. Marine in 1993. This first experience involved being handed a government credit card, an internal SERVMART account, and was then directed to go to the self-service store to spend every last dollar remaining in the account on whatever was available, which was approximately $2,500.... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Online credit card account access and bill payment

The ONLY bill I have that still issues paper bills (2 pieces of paper and 2 envelopes) and has no online access to check my account or pay my bill is my JPMorgan Chase government credit card I use for travel expenses. Not only is this a waste of paper, but also a waste of my time. At least if I don't want to waste MORE paper with a check and stamp, there is an option to pay by phone, but it takes me several minutes to... more »

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General Services Administration

Government Credit Card Standardization

Many agencies use different government "GSA Smartpay 2" credit card providers (Visa, Mastercard, etc.). Standardize all agencies into one uniform credit card provider. (e.g. a militar Reservist who is also a federal civilian employee may have 2 distinct and separate credit cards that are both GSA Smartpay 2 cards utilizing different providers)

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