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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 Defense

Option to Take 50% of Hotel Max Rate In Place of Hotel Stay

As a government traveler, there is a maximum rate for lodging allowance, and people will often book a hotel at this maximum rate (in fact, in places like Honolulu, all the hotels know the max rate and will charge the travelers that amount).

However, sometimes the traveler has family or friends in the area and would enjoy staying with them instead. Allowing the traveler to opt for 50% of the max as an allowance on their... more »

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EXOP - Office of the United States Trade Representative

Apartments not Hotels

The cost of travel, in particular hotel rooms, can add up quickly across the federal government. We should identify cities which have high density of U.S. government travelers, (such as Brussels or Geneva) and investigate if a U.S. government owned apartment might be cheaper than constantly booking hotel rooms. They could be shared across agencies. They would require an apartment, internet and some form of housekeeping.... more »

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Department of the Interior

Camping Incentive

In my department, a large portion of our work is done in the field. Often we are many miles and hours away from home and end up staying the night in a hotel. Sometimes the location of our work is in resort towns and other high expense areas. The hotels can often be very expensive and the costs add up after several nights. Much of the area that we work in and around is close to BLM or National Forest where camping is... more »

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