Articles tagged “GSA”

Watchdog Finds Trump D.C. Hotel Should Not Have Been Cleared on Foreign Payments

Watchdog Finds Trump D.C. Hotel Should Not Have Been Cleared on Foreign Payments

Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg

If it smells like it violates the U.S. Constitution, it probably violates the U.S. Constitution.

10 months ago

U.S. Military Gets Hit With Reduced Travel Reimbursements

U.S. Military Gets Hit With Reduced Travel Reimbursements

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Everyone is looking for a travel deal, and that includes the Pentagon, which realizes that military personnel traveling on temporary, yet extended, assignments, should be able to take advantage of lodging providers' monthly rates instead of paying by the day.

5 years ago

Google Wins Bid To Renovate Airfield Used by Company Co-Founders

Google Wins Bid To Renovate Airfield Used by Company Co-Founders

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

The sweetheart deal between the government and Google that gave executives discounts on fuel was problematic to begin with, and this latest agreement gives the appearance that Google is just buying its way out of earlier transgressions.

6 years ago

How The Drop In Government Travel Per Diems Hurt One U.S. City

Kiera Hay, Albuquerque Journal

Did Santa Fe get a raw deal on federal government per diems compared with other New Mexico cities? Regardless of that answer, the city's dilemma shows the impact that per diems make at the local level.

6 years ago

Government Travelers to Get Steep Airfare Discounts with New City Pair Program

Government Travelers to Get Steep Airfare Discounts with New City Pair Program

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Federal government jobs have great benefits, including the ability to travel for work at mind-boggling airfare discounts.

6 years ago

Carlson Wagonlit sues the federal government after losing $1.3 billion contract to Concur

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Word on the street is that Concur won a low-ball contract for federal government travel. Still a 15-year exclusive contract to handle all travel for 70 federal government civilian agencies, from the State Department to the Commerce Department, amounts to big bucks for Concur, and Carlson Wagonlit has a lot to lose by being shut out.

7 years ago

GSA imposes tighter controls on hotel bookings for federal employees

The GSA didn't succeed when it tried to lower per diems for government employees, but now it is asserting control over its own employees and requiring that they book hotels through the FedRooms tool.

7 years ago

Is a new GSA-type conventions scandal brewing?

The jury is out on the details of this government agency's spending practices on conventions. Still, in the wake of the GSA brouhaha, the travel spending practices of the entire government are under the microscope.

7 years ago