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Department of Health and Human Services

Share the Knowlwedge - Save the Wealth

Limit the number of employees from each agency allowed to attend the same training or conference. Require those who attended to report on what they learned, and make any electronic resources available to their co-workers to maximize the impact of the expenditure. Rotate the attendees so that the same employees are not the employees always attending training. This would save travel money, maximize the expenditure and create... more »

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Allow Purchase of Airline Tickets on the Open Market

Allow federal employees to purchase airline tickets and other travel through carriers or online companies, such as travelocity, expedia, kayak, etc. We can purchase tickets at a much lower cost than having to go through fedtravel.com for the guaranteed rate. I realize the advantage of fedtravel.com is that the tickets are refundable, but the expense of higher-priced nonrefundable tickets could be offset by the ability... more »

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Contract carriers for air travel

Eliminate the contract carrier requirement for air travel. Using the contract carriers costs the federal government far more than any other method of obtaining air travel. Originally, the contract carrier system was intended to allow federal employees to change their travel plans with minimal cost. With the decrease in flights, there are often no real alternatives to the original flight. In addition, federal travelers... more »

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Reduce Costs for Travel and Training!

Frivolous funds are currently spent on travel costs for staff development. Staff development and training is required for staff to perform their job with professionalism and confidence. Many times using Gov-Trip to prepare for government travel, the travel costs are double, sometimes, triple, of what you can find online through other travel search engines. It would benefit the government, if travelers could utilize... more »

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Switch from full fare airline tickets to non-refundable tickets

Why is the government still paying for full-fare, fully-refundable tickets for official travel? I think that we could make huge savings if we were allowed to buy discounted internet fares. Even with last minute changes or cancellations (and the associated fees), it would still be a savings to switch from the current system. Below is an example for a recent trip going from Washington, DC to Geneva, Switzerland, to Bahia,... more »

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Save Money and Help Solve Energy Crisis

Save money and help solve the energy crisis at the same time by requiring federal travelers (government employees and federal contractors) to use mass transit whenever available. Example, taxi from the Atlanta airport to downtown is $50 versus $2.50 on MARTA. Another example, taxi from the Dallas airport to downtown is $50 versus $17 on the shuttle or $3.75 on light rail. Not only would requiring the use of mass transit... more »

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Save Money and Help Solve Energy Crisis

Save money and help solve the energy crisis at the same time by requiring federal travelers (government employees and federal contractors) to use mass transit whenever available. Example, taxi from the Atlanta airport to downtown is $50 versus $2.50 on MARTA. Another example, taxi from the Dallas airport to downtown is $50 versus $17 on the shuttle or $3.75 on light rail. Not only would requiring the use of mass transit... more »

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IMPLEMENT TRAVEL INCENTIVE "GAIN SHARING" ACROSS ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES

Implement the FDA's travel "gain-sharing" program across HHS and across all federal agencies as an "option" for business travel.

Simply stated, this is an expansion on the FDA's travel program, so it is not technically a "new" idea. However, the FDA allows or has allowed, employees to share in the "reward" of staying in accomodations that are less than per diem rates, when possible or practical, with the savings... more »

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