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Executive Office of the President

Home-To-Work Vehicle Usage

Home-to-Work (HTW) transportation imposes a major cost burden to the taxpayer. Current guidance that governs HTW utilization within the departments of the Executive Branch is overly permissive and leaves room for wide interpretation which leads to overuse and misuse of government vehicles. This is due primarily to a lack of definitions assigned to words in the key subsection of 31USC1344 which allows HTW usage, especially... more »

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Department of Justice

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We spend so much money on elected official in out governmen. They make a paycheck that is much higher than the average American. Now because of this why are they getting a pention after only one term in office. They are elected!! they should get teh benefits due to them while they serve but supporting them and their families after they leave is uncalled for. They need to return to the working force of America. These people... more »

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Department of Transportation

GSA GOVs

GSA is allowed to add surcharges on top of GOV contract prices any time, with multiple changes in one year. As with other contracts, the prices should not be subject to change or be able to be added to by charging surcharge fees based upon fluctuation in gas prices until the contract is renewed. The price charged per mile used on the vehicles more than compensates for gasoline used. The government is paying more for... more »

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Department of Transportation

Fewer Government Vehicles

We have a large pool of government vehicles to choose from, but for most of the year they just sit in the parking lot and only a few are checked out on a daily basis. Rather than having enough vehicles to cover heavy volume days, why not just have enough for the average day. It seems like it would be much cheaper to occasionally pay an employee mileage for driving their POV rather than buying and maintaining government... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

save on gov vehicle costs

In HQ, most 1811's commute daily using GOV's and because of their HQ assignment do not actively participate in Investigative or Protective assignments. There should be a certain pool or vehicles available for official use, however normal commuting hardly justifies driving to and from work every single day wasting gov funds for gas and upkeep of vehicles due to mileage limits. It seems possible to allow 1811's to continue... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate GSA vehicle fleet

Implement a ZIP Car (c) type arrangement for GSA vehicles. This will eliminate acquisition costs, built-in vehicle maintenance costs, vehicle termination asset return costs, eliminates depreciation costs and garaging and parking costs. The GOV can specify hybrid vehicles only which will have a automatic reduction in the Government carbon footprint. ZIP car has rates as low as $9.00 and hour and this could be fully be... more »

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Department of Transportation

Stop using GSA to manage and purchase Govt Vehicles

The cost of purchasing GSA Vehicles has come to a point where it is more expensive for Federal Agencies to purchase and cheaper to purchase from local dealerships and manage their own vehicles. This would also help create jobs locally as well and would reduce the amount of personnel working for GSA to manage the federal vehicle fleet and help reduce labor costs as well.

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Department of Defense

Electric or Hybrid Government Vehicles

Implement mandatory procurement of electric or hybrid non-tactical government vehicles i.e sedans, vans and small trucks by the DoD globally. Currently, base transportation vehicle pools do not have an observable quantity of electric or hybrid vehicles. If a study or an inventory was conducted today, it would show that the DoD and taxpayers would SAVE millions of dollars in fuel and operation costs by converting their... more »

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Department of the Interior

Decrease Amount of Government Vehicles

With the increased in cost of fuel to streamline and reduce Government cost, I recommend Agencies decrease the amount of Government vehicles issued for each Office. This will reduce overal costs associated with Government vehicles issued to Federal Gov Agencies. I work at Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and just in our field office alone, we currently have several Government vehicles (not sure exactly how many, more than... more »

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Department of the Interior

Government Vehicles

Pay employees the standard rate for mileage instead of issuing them vehicles that they rarely use.

I was given a 2010 Hybrid Ford Fusion in Feb. 2010. Since that time my staff and I have driven about 1,900 miles. The sticker price of this car was about 30K.

I have suggested to several members of senior management that we do not need this car and it makes more sense to pay us to use our personal vehicles.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Travel Savings

I create travel authorities for all emplyees at this VHA. I suggest 2 things - 1. Any business locaiton within a reasonable driving period (up to 8 hours) shiould be mandated to travel via POV/GOV - not flying. This would save a tremendous amount of money in govt airfare spending. 2. Stop asking us to use Fed Traveler to book hotel rooms. The fees we would save by letting travelers call or book through online websites... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

GOVs

I was a GS-5 when I was commuting to and from work an hour and a half one way. I understand that i took my job and that I knew that I would be living that far from work. I am a single mom of two and I wasnt going to pick my kids up and move them from where they grew up right away. What my point is, is that GS-12s and higher get take home vehicles...why? They only live 20 min away 90% of them. If I could afford $450 in... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Excess Government Vehicles, USDA, ARS

The USDA, Agriculture Research Service maintains a large fleet of vehicles which average less then 1,500 miles a year each. Recommend each ARS location that maintains more then 6 vehicles be required to consolidate their vehicle inventory so as to ensure vehicle usage averages at least 12,000 miles a year. Purchasing and having vehicles sit idle is a waste of limited government money. Vehicles that site idle also... more »

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