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Environmental Protection Agency

Save Travel Money

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When people travel and overnight stays are involved, give the traveler the choice of staying at the home of a friend or relative, and pay the traveler one half of the amount that would be allowed for a hotel.  Depending on the circumstances, this could save a large amount of money.  For example, if I make a two-night trip to D.C., the savings would be over $200.  Depending on who the "host" is, the traveler could choose... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Joint Training

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An individual from another agency arranged a contracting training class for his staff. Being from a small office, he opened up available seating to other agencies within the area. Many agencies chose to participate and the class was filled. It was not only a cost saving decision, but it opened communication with other agencies. Since there are many training courses which overlap agencies, such as grants management,... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Stop Travel Waste: Video Conferencing

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Currently, the US EPA, Office of Research and Development, wastes millions of dollars in travel support for meetings and training that could be easily performed using video conferencing technologies. To date, ORD has already saved millions of dollars by using video conference facilities located throughout its campuses at HQ and Research Triangle Park and remote locations.

The problem is that more money could be saved... more »

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Federal employees making money off government travel

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Many federal employees make money off of government travel. Employees should be held more accountable when reporting Meals and Incidental expenses (M&IE). Many hotels offer free breakfast/lunch/dinner but employees do not report this on the travel reimbursement forms. Sometimes employees go under the per diem for meals but still claim the full per diem. This is wasting government money. Improve GovTrip to account for... more »

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