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Department of Defense

Consolidating Travel Actions Under DTS

I suggest you consolidate all travel authorizations, orders and vouchers under DTS and shut down eFinance. Currently, some organizations refuse to issue travel orders through DTS when cross-org funding is required which causes the need for non-DTS travel vouchers. This is redundant and wasteful. We invested in DTS, now it's time to use it to recoup the investment and standardize travel procedures DoD-wide.

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Department of Defense

Automate DTS hotel tax exempt form so that individual traveller does not have to fill it out.

Currently, when a traveller goes TDY, they have an option to file a lodging tax exempt form. Many people do not file these forms resulting in an additional cost to the Agency of 11-13% in hotel tax. By having DTS automatically check if the hotel accepts tax exempt forms and forcing the employee to file these forms (or automating the system so these forms are filed on behalf of the traveller without the traveller having... more »

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General Services Administration

DTS TRAVEL

Potential gov't buyers should be allowed to purchase travel under the lowest airline bid, (DTS) and not just what GSA has provided. Some airlines offer lower priced airfare.

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Department of Defense

Southwest Discount AirFare for Official Travel

Allow DTS travelers to purchase a discount airline ticket for official travel, if they are willing to accpet the risks of travel being cancelled. For instance a ticket on Southwest will often be 50% less than the government ticket. If the trip is cancelled then Soutwest credits you the entire amount for future travel.

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Department of Defense

DoD, DTS (Defense Travel System)

In DoD, a travel system called DTS (Defense Travel System) is used for traveling. Currently when airfare is booked, a travel agency (SATO, etc) is used to book the trip. A charge of $11.20 is made for every ticket issued. DTS should be changed to book flights directly with the carrier (AA, Southwest, Delta, etc). This would cut out the middle man (SATO) and save dollars. Image if DoD had 1 millions flights scheduled... more »

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