Department of Agriculture

Gov Trip Algorithm

The Agency spends much time and money monitoring travel expenditures when an algorithm could be created in GovTrip that would NOT allow future travel to be created until the outstanding travel had been ‘vouchered’ against. If travel is mission critical, the Traveler need only address the outstanding travel (Cancel, Voucher, Amend, etc.) and new travel arrangements can be made. This would allow the Agency to be compliant with the FTR’s that require that a voucher be created/signed 5 days after travel and save money through less monitoring. Also, the Agency would have better controls/management over travel expenditures and the obligation of federal dollars.

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Idea No. 1207