Establish our own travel program and/or pay a university to develop a program that does not cost the government $15 every time we do a voucher. I believe this will save us millions of dollars annually.
There is no defendable reason for us to pay for the priveledge of using that program. If we book our own travel, we could save a minimum of $15 per voucher.
The USDA has approximately 105,000 employees. If they averaged 5 trips per year that would equated to $7,875,000 saved annually for that agency alone.