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Social Security Administration

Eliminate the Entitlement to M&IE, Require Receipts for Meals

This suggestion applies to the entire Federal Government, not just the Social Security Administration.

The Federal Travel Regulation allows employees traveling on official business to claim a daily M&IE allowance if they travel outside their official station and are in official travel status for more than 12 hours. The M&IE allowance currently ranges from $46 - $71 depending on the location. The FTR allows employees... more »

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Legislative Branch

COAST GUARD FLIGHT MEAL PROGRAM-$500K Annually

Existing CG policy authorizes the providing of flight meals to aviation personnel engaged in flight operations during meal hours at no cost to the member.

If a non aviator is engaged in operations during meal hours, that person may be provided a box lunch (identical to a flight meal in composition) which will costs that member $4.25.

The CG spends in excess of $500K annually to fund this program of providing free flight... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate Per Diem Allowance for Meals and Incidental Expenses

Most DoD travelers are making profits by pocketing the difference between their Meal and Incidental Expenses (MIE) per diem and actual costs. Eliminating the MIE per diem and reimbursing travelers for only actual expenses (up to a limit) would not only save costs during travel, but would also reduce travel overall by disincentivizing people from taking unnecessary trips just to make a profit from their MIE per diems.... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Put a fork in Styrofoam... it's done! Go Green and Save Money!!!

In our canteen, we are using Styrofoam plates and plastic silverware. If this is true for the canteens throughout the country, then this needs to be fixed. The amount of trash this creates just from one day of lunch is enormous. That’s not very green!
Why can't we use the trays similar to the ones we used in high school and elementary school. The hard plastic reusable trays. They would only require a high heat wash like... more »

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