Department of the Interior

Limit Govtrip & Choose money saving alternative for travel

The government is wasting money paying sky-high fees on airline tickets to send employees to a 2-5 day training/seminar. On top of that, the government is also paying for lodging, per diem, and other unnecessary expenses. Instead, the government should incorporate the use of technology to provide training and hold conferences through platforms such as Skype. This will eliminate fees and expenses associated with booking airfare, lodging, and per diem for a government employee. The use of advanced technology will allow an opportunity for more employees to receive training and conduct meetings at lower costs than the current system in place; thus leading to the ability for government employees to serve the American people with more knowledge and a better sense of fiscal responsibility.

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Idea No. 199