Department of Agriculture

Change travel/TOS reimbursement rules

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Long term details, TOS, etc have some silly outdated rules. Like travellers can only be reimbursed for moving or renting things....even when it is way cheaper to buy something. For example, 1 year detail rent of refridgerator was $90 per month, yet you can buy a brand new one for $300-$400, yet I was not allowed to buy one (and give it to the office, barracks, charity, etc at the end) but could only rent one. My suggestion is to make it possible to do price comparisons and allow employees to purchase instead of renting/moving if saves the government $ (with employee responsible for doing price comparison and documentation).

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