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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

Mileage reimbursement rates for personal vehicles remains unchanged

Federal employees who use their own vehicles for official business will see no change in their reimbursement rates this year, according to a bulletin from the General Services Administration.

Tags: GSA , IRS , per diem rates , mileage reimbursement

Monday - 01/16/2012, 03:26pm EST

TSA offers tips for holiday travelers

Want to bring a raw turkey in your carry-on bag? Kawika Riley of the Transportation Security Administration explains what items can and can't be brought onto a plane during the holidays and during the rest of the year.

Tags: TSA , Federal Drive , Kawaika Riley , 3-1-1 Rule ,

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 10:45am EST
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Is there a central travel office in DHS' future?

A recent report from the Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security charges that some funds spent for conferences and travel were either wasted, or cannot be accounted for. A Congressional panel which oversees DHS commissioned that report, and is expressing its concern. But the agency says it has already taken steps to better spend and account for its conference and travel budget.

Tags: management , conferences , DHS , Elaine Duke , DHS Inspector General , Carl Mann , Chris Carney , Max Cacas

Friday - 02/05/2010, 07:00am EST
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Cybersecurity tips for travelers

Airports are hotbeds for identity theft, and from rogue Wi-Fi hotspots to new wirelessly accessible e-passports, travelers have never been at greater risk.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , travel tips ,

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 10:30am EDT

GSA leaves mileage reimbursement unchanged

GSA will leave the standard mileage reimbursement at 51 cents for government travel, even though the IRS has raised its rate to 55.5 cents.

Tags: GSA , NTEU , pay and benefits , policy , workforce , mileage reimbursement , Colleen Kelley , IRS , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 06:00am EDT

Traveling with Elderhostel/Road Scholar

Elderhostel has changed its name. Bryan DeLeo of Elderhostel (now Road Scholar) tells the show why. We also hear from Zora Camp, a frequent traveler with Elderhostel.
March 7, 2011

Tags: Elderhostel , Road Scholar , Bryan DeLeo , Zora Camp , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 04:35pm EST
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