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Department of State

Share the Savings for Lodging

For Agencies that reimburse actual lodging expenses: An immediate way to save on travel expenses is to incentivize employees to utilize lodging below the GSA per diem rates. Under this plan, if individuals choose to stay in a less expensive hotel than the local per diem rate, they will retain a percentage (~50%) of the difference between the actual rate and the local per diem rate. This plan empowers individuals to... more »

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Legislative Branch

CONSOLIDATE CONFERENCES IN DC METRO AREA

GSA should use competitive bidding to select a Washington DC metro area conference center offering the best rates for meeting space and lodging. Then, all conferences hosted by the federal government should be held at that conference center. DC-area federal employees (who are typically the majority of attendees) would therefore have no travel expense. Attendees from the rest of the country would have to travel, but... more »

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Legislative Branch

TDY lodging savings shared with the employee.

While employees are TDY, reward their thriftiness by splitting the saving obtained by staying at cheaper lodging locations. It is a win win for the government and the employee. Example, Lodging rate for area is $100. Cheaper rate found at $80. Government saves $10. Employee receives $10. Hotel would have to meet certain government standards and would be on a approved hotel chain list. Local mom/pop hotels would have... more »

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General Services Administration

Reduction of Government Travel Costs

If "price assurance" is good enough and simple enough for "orbitz.com" to administer, then it should work for us: Government Air Fares and Lodging Rates are typically negotiated. This effort is costly, unnecessary, and doesn't guarantee the lowest rate. The Government is willing to pay a fair and reasonable rate. As such, rates should be established based on the lowest historical seasonal rates and then those rates... more »

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Department of Defense

Incentivize Travelers to Save on TDY Lodging Costs

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Currently OPM per diem rates for travel (TDY) are set so that the lodging rate is a 'use it or lose it' system whereby money not spent on lodging is returned to the government. This fosters an environment where most government travelers don't spend any time looking for the best rate. In fact, in many cases the upper limit is what travelers look for so that they can maximize their frequent traveler program points.... more »

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