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EXOP - Office of the Vice President

Incentives for Saving

Every time a government employee has to travel on official duty we are forced to use SATO or some other agency designated travel service to purchase our mode of travel & lodging. I have in my possession a copy of a travel confirmation in which the airline ticket cost the taxpayers $1881.80. This ticket could have been purchased for approximately $1000.00 less online without going through SATO. When you add up all the... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate on-site classroom instruction

CECOS (Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School) offers many classroom courses that are held at numerous locations.

Eliminate the expenses of hotel and plane fare for folks that travel to these courses.

Enable a virtual classroom via use of electronic collaboration and conferencing tools.

Though CECOS is used as an example for this suggestion, this suggestion applies to any organization, department, or agency that... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate the Gov't Travel Card (GTC)

Elimiate the GTC. The AF is paying Citi bank millions of dollars for AF members to have a GTC (now Controlled Spending Limit account) and placing all the responsibility and legalities on the member. Members have no choice as this is directed through multiple laws, directives, and other legal documents. PCS, TDY, Deployments, and other military travel can be paid for using orders and the associated/listed fund cite.... more »

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Department of the Interior

Arrange less expensive locations for meetings/training.

Require everyone who is responsible for making arrangements for meetings/training which include employees who travel from out of town, to find less expensive locations for those events. A co-worker recently attended a week long training class with employees from around the country. It was held in Washington D. C., the government rate for the hotel was $210.00 per night for each participant (approximately 30 people).... more »

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