Department of Health and Human Services

Wastful travel

So often I see colleagues take trips to only be on site for a single day, if not a few hours, and only be traveling there for a single purpose. These flights can be several thousand dollars and it seems like a waste of precious dollars if they are only on the ground for a short period of time. I would like to see a percentage of each division's trips be required to be less narrow minded. This means, a federal employee who is taking a trip to Africa for work on a single project would be required to collaborate interagency to see if he/she could accomplish any other tasks at their site for other projects.

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Idea No. 8347