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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 Defense

Make GTCC Voluntary for Reservists

The Government Travel Credit Card is required for military members to travel. However, most members would prefer to use their own credit card to accumulate rewards and furthermore mobilized Reservists are forbidden to use them as part of mobilization. The manhours spent tracking GTCC's and determining GTCC allotment to Travel Claims could be severely reduced by allowing members to use their private credit cards. This... 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 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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Department of the Interior

Reduce Travel Costs

Every office should have adequate (relative to the number of employees) and user-friendly video conferencing facilities for conducting training, staff meetings, inter- and intra-agency meetings, and "virtual retreats" and all-employee meetings. There should be policy direction to utilize videoconferencing rather than official travel whenever possible without compromising the agency's mission. The amount of money and... more »

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