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Federal travel restrictions are costing money and harming security

The restrictions on feds' travel opportunities are having too many unintended consequences, says Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , DoD , travel restrictions , technology , research and development

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 02:41am EDT

GSA offers cash for ideas to reduce federal travel costs

The General Services Administration is offering $35,000 to the winner of a competition to identify ways for agencies to reduce travel costs.

Tags: technology , GSA , Challenge.gov , industry , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 10:11am EST

Fewer feds, contractors attending conferences

Budget cuts and bad publicity have combined to put the kibosh on both the number of government conferences scheduled this year and the number of employees and contractors attending them, according to a new poll from Market Connections, Inc. and Boscobel Marketing Communications. Among federal employees, nearly 72 percent of survey respondents said they have attended fewer events in fiscal 2013 than they did last year.

Tags: conference spending , management , budget , Boscobel Marketing , Marketing Connections , industry , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 02:01pm EDT

GSA ups per diem rates for 2014, ends conference allowance

After a two-year freeze, per diems for work-related federal travel are going up slightly, according to the General Services Administration. GSA also announced it is eliminating a special lodging allowance for federal employees attending conferences.

Tags: GSA , Anne Rung , per diem rates , GTAC , Jack Moore

Friday - 08/30/2013, 05:13pm EDT

GSA cancels 2013 Expo conference

Budget uncertainty at the General Services Administration, other agencies and among vendors is the main cause behind the decision to call off the annual training conference, GSA officials said.

Tags: GSA , management , Dan Cruz , budget , conference spending , Larry Allen , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Allen Federal Business Partners , GSA Expo

Friday - 02/22/2013, 03:33pm EST

GSA calls for travel advisory committee nominations

The General Services Administration is soliciting nominations for individuals to serve on the 15-member Government-wide Travel Advisory Committee. The new committee will oversee agency travel policies to ensure that they are transparent and efficient.

Tags: GSA , GTAC , nominations , workforce

Monday - 12/31/2012, 12:05pm EST

GSA increases per diem rates for 10 cities

GSA sets the allowances for lodging, meals and other incidental expenses for federal employees who must travel for work. The standard per diem rate is $123 ($77 lodging, $46 meals and incidental expenses).

Tags: GSA , per diem , Federal Register

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 10:27am EDT

GSA freezes feds' 2013 travel per diem rates at 2012 levels

Per diem rates for work-related federal travel in 2013 are frozen at 2012 levels, according to the General Services Administration. GSA sets the allowances for lodging, meals and other incidental expenses for federal employees who must travel for work. The standard per diem rate is $123 ($77 lodging, $46 meals and incidental expenses).

Tags: GSA , per diem , hotel , Harry Reid , Nancy Pelosi , Eleanor Holmes Norton ,

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 02:50pm EDT

GSA to launch $1.4B next-generation travel management system

The General Services Administration has awarded Concur Technologies a contract to launch the next phase of the agency's cloud-based travel-management service. Version 2 of the program will provide travel planning, authorizations, reservations, ticketing, and reimbursements and reporting through a streamlined interface

Tags: technology , acquisition , GSA , E-Gov Travel Services , Concur Technologies , Steve Kempf , Federal Acquisition Service

Monday - 06/04/2012, 03:50pm EDT

OMB to agencies: Cut travel, conference spending

The Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance Friday, directing federal agencies to cut travel spending by 30 percent starting in October and prohibiting more than $500,000 to be spent on conferences. Acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients called the latest move "another important step forward" in cutting inefficient federal spending.

Tags: GSA , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , conference spending , budget , management

Friday - 05/11/2012, 09:25pm EDT
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