Proposals For improving The Management Of FederaI TraveI
United States Government Accountability Office Washington United States
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Federal employees must travel to effectively manage Government programs. While recognizing this, the Congress has expressed concern about the agencies ineffective management of travel and the resulting abuses. Agency officials need to make sure that travel by their employees effectively supports program goals, but is conducted in the least costly manner. This report discusses policies and procedures to budget, monitor, and authorize travel inequitable travel expense reimbursement practices and recent attempts to improve travel management. To further improve travel management GAO recommends--improved reporting of past travel expenditures and improved budgeting for future travel,--tighter management control over travel authorization procedures,--holding managers accountable for failing to follow travel policies, and--more equitable reimbursements for civilian and uniformed personnel traveling on Government business.
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