Last year 7 people from Kanas City, Detroit and DC came to review a database I had built and had been in service for 10 years. The Access database was portable and could have easily been demonstrated via online methods using various methods. Instead all 7 flew into Cincinnati at a significant cost to the government.
Department of the Treasury
I suggest doing away with this Citibank contract and allowing employees to use any credit card they want for travel. Many employees would prefer... more »
Encourage employees to choose the lowest hotel rate below the Per Diem by giving them 10% of the amount below the Per Diem. Example, if the Per Diem is $200 and the final hotel bill is $100, the traveler would receive 10% of the amount below the Per Diem - $10.
Require those who do travel submit reciepts for everything! The travel regs are too loose with "if under this amount no reciept is required". I have seen where people submit reimbursement request for items they never actually incurred because they view or feel it is an entitlement, after a while these things add up.