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Department of Defense

Use government lodging during TDYs

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Let's increase usage of lodging at government installations during TDYs and reduce money spent at commercial hotels. Recommend travel regulations be changed to require federal employees selected for temporary duty (and during permanent change of station transfers) to attempt to use government owned/controlled lodging when the business event (conference, training, etc) isn't hosted at a hotel, government lodging isn't... more »

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Military Lodging

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The DoD should close down a majority of their on-base lodging. The true costs of operating these facilities are not included in the price charged to members staying there. The going rate is roughly $40 on base which is half of the off-base rate for many military areas. Originally many of the on-base lodging facilities where established because of the remote location of military bases. Now that cities have grown around... more »

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A Simple Idea That Is Easy To Implement

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I propose that when military members are sent TDY they be required to share quarters or hotel rooms with one other member, providing they do not have to share the same bed, are of equal rank and the same gender.

When my unit was sent on a mission for a few weeks, we stayed at a hotel and each member got their own room which was equipped with two beds. My brother, also in my unit, was sent TDY with us and we decided to... more »

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Modernizing DAU Online Course Delivery

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I have never been a fan of online courses, particularly ones where a student simply clicks through a set of slides. However, online course delivery has evolved into a format that is not only cheaper, but one which can actually provide a higher-quality learning experience than a traditional classroom.

Universities around the world are now providing virtual classrooms for their students. I encourage you to view MIT’s free... more »

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

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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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