In the short term, this will cost money. In the long term, it could probably eliminate some full-time, benefitted administrative positions. Create a career building opportunity for young people. And replace expensive contractors with "in-house" hires. FEMA's Disaster Assistance Employee system is very much like this - as needed, full time temporary positions.
There is an average amount (or more appropriately, percentage of the maximum) employees spend on travel expenses. This amount is almost certainly extremely close to the maximum allowed (or 100%), and certainly not the minimum possible. Employees should be compensated for spending less than this average amount, for instance, 50% of the savings. As an example, if I spend $60/night at a hotel instead of the average $90/night... more »