Allow government credit cards to be reconciled online. Instead of printing a hard copy, adding info to credit card statment by hand, purchaser sign it, supervisor review and sign, then to the credit card coordinator for review and input in to the Fiscal system. We use an online system for contracts, timesheets, and many other items - it seems it would save a major amount of time, and in the government time is money,... more »
The IRS requires approximately 65,000 employees who travel at least once per year to acquire and use a Citibank government credit card for official travel. Travel is funded through a centralized billing account (CBA) for employees with low credit scores or history of misuse. 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 »
Full price fares are too expensive! Omega is a terrible travel agent! Junketsleuth.com is making the government look like we are wasting too much money on travel! Simple changes in rules can save lots of money. 1. Eliminate the travel agent. 2. Allow government employees to purchase their own tickets for official travel. 3. Allow the GSA smartpay card to be used for travel purposes. 4. Encourage sponsored travel... more »
For GSA smartpay charge cards, paper receipts are required to be maintained for three years in folders organized by reconciliation date. Additional paperwork is also required for many purchases. Most of my receipts are now electronic, and I end up printing out the receipts for the folder. I have asked the purchase card program officials if we could switch to keeping only electronic receipts (avoiding the redundant... more »
When used abroad, the use of a government credit card incurs a foreign transaction fee for a percentage of the cash advance received or the price of an item. Many equivalent cards now waive this fee. The government should adjust its credit card contracts to eliminate foreign transaction fees.