I know folks like to travel - but - in the Federal Gov't folks travel "just because they can" and the money is there - many trips are unnecessary to complete the mission. Extra "offsite" meetings at resorts, shopping for conferences just to go to a fun city for a week, travelling 3000 miles for a 2 hour meeting, all that is nice - but it's paid by taxpayer money and in this time of need that's where there is a lot of fat to be cut. No one voluntarily reduces travel, and folks scamper to use their travel money so they don't get less in the next budget. Beyond waste and a lot of dollars hiding there. Less travel money will force staff to find alternate solutions that cost less, saving even more.
Idea No. 1216