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General Services Administration

Official Travel

After a recent stint at one of the FLETC, it became blatantly obvious exactly how much in government funds is wasted via the government's contracts with travel agencies such as Sato/GetThere. An attempt to book a flight from New York to Charleston, which included a layover in Georgia, netted the contracted travel agency $1299+ taxes/fees, while a direct flight could have been booked through the airline's website at $180+... more »

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Department of the Treasury

How to $ave $Millions by Eliminating Useless Travel

I suggest all unnecessary travel stop and more use of conference calling and video conferencing encouraged. Unnecessary travel equates to approximately 60% of all travel. Ask the question, "What can I do traveling, that I cannot do at home?" The answer is, "Nothing!" In fact, a Federal worker wastes approximately 35-40% of productive time while traveling. With video conferencing, more can be accomplished than while traveling.... more »

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