Each year for the first week of travel in October, Federal employees who utilize GovTrip are forced to go outside of GovTrip and complete a hard copy authorization which is much more time consuming than just going through GovTrip. Then, once the trip is complete, in order to do process the voucher, all the information must be entered into GovTrip. This is a duplication and waste of time, paper, and ink plus wear and tear on the machines. It is incredible that we go through this every year. Since they know that travelling takes place every October, it would make more sense for this to be planned for in advance and have the travel codes available. This way inspections, etc, could take place without frustration and a waste of time and paper which translates into money saved. This also affects travel for the last week of September.