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Environmental Protection Agency

Improving the Way Federal Employees Travel for Official Business - a Transportation Network!

I have an idea that could improve the way federal employees travel for official business. Many of us have regular travel needs, and due to budget constraints, we are limited to driving to our destination. The GSA fleet cars that are available to us are limited. Wouldn't it be great if people across the federal regional offices could carpool to our destinations?

I envision a shared calendar or some other type of database... more »

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General Services Administration

Cap Travel and Give Agencies Flexibility within their Travel Budgets

Require each agency to spend no more than a certain percentage of salaries and expenses on travel. Then, working within that cap, allow agencies to spend their travel funds more flexibly than today. If an employee is authorized to take a trip to a certain city and the employee can find a lower rate via the internet than through the traditional travel system, the employee should have the flexibility to book the lower... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Excessive Travel

Reduce ALL travel. Pointing those interested to a web page to view a ppt presentation or, if necessary, have a "webinar." These can reach many more people. Plus those attending the conferences to view the presentations need not travel.

 

Eliminate tacking on additional days to make a vacation while the employee has a free flight. If this happens, the employee should pay the airfare.

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Department of Homeland Security

TELECONFERENCING USAGE & TRAVEL

I suggest that we limit short travel...i.e.one day trips for informational purposes, and install telephone conferencing and video conferencing in all government offices. The government could save a great deal of money on flights, hotels, per diem etc...if the use of telephone conferencing and video conferencing is used for the majority of meetings that do not require the participants to meet face-to-face.

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Department of Labor

Revenue Sharing for Travel Costs

All federal agencies should move to a revenue sharing arrangement with their employees related to official travel. Federal employees should be allowed to access the open market for hotels, flights and rental cars. If the employee finds an otherwise allowable provider and/or option that falls below the lodging per diem and/or the negotiated city pair arrangement, at the end of the year, the employee should receive one-half... more »

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Department of Commerce

Save a few million on federal travel, reducing the administrative burden as we go...

i suggest you.....bring the brightest and best planning minds in government together to modify the travel system to allow federal employees to book flights directly online with air carriers. Having to book through travel agencies such as Adtrav probably cost the government untold millions of dollars every year. In addition to the $23.79 fee we occur every time we book a flight, or change a flight, we are at the mercy... more »

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Department of Defense

Use DTS to secure better prices for flights

Modify DTS to eliminate Dulles International Airport (IAD) as the default termination for flights into Washington DC area. Fares for flights into Dulles are typically 3 to 4 times higher than similar flights into Ronald Reagan National (DCA) or Baltimore-Washington International (BWI). Flights into Dulles could be offered by DTS as alternates, but traveler would have to justify additional expense to Approving Official.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Come Ride With Me!!

Volunteer carpooling would be a great way to save money. Every morning when I leave my hotel, I see 10-15 cars with only 1 passenger going to the same destination. Then at the end of the day, they all return to the hotel. I think this would also eliminate overcrowding of parking lots. I realize that many have different places to go afterwards, but with a little organization, carpooling could help save thousands of taxpayer... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Incentives for low cost airfares

Currently, government employees who purchase much cheaper non-refundable airfares must accept the personal monetary risk of any change or cancellation. Please provide us with some relief or incentive for taking this risk by: 1) allowing employees to share in the savings, and 2) by covering change/cancellation fees or trip insurance costs up to the original government fare.

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Department of Health and Human Services

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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Department of State

Save money on airline tickets by eliminating the "Fly America Act"

I suggest a change in the "Fly America Act" to allow choice of flights of all flights available. Currently many flights can not be used because it is not on a US carrier or has a proper code share. With all the mergers and various types of code share, this regulation is out dated and no longer makes sense. This will simplify the travel process and allow USG travelers to choose the best available route at the most reasonable... more »

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