GSA Announces Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee
July 3, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the first meeting of the new Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee, which is another step in implementing transparent travel regulations and policies. GSA will convene the new committee on July 30. Members will review existing travel policies, processes, and procedures for federal government travelers, beginning with assessing how annual adjustments are made to the Federal Per Diem rate.
The 15 committee members are from the travel industry, federal, local and state governments, travel and convention bureaus, and representatives from corporations. The committee will address current industry and federal travel trends while also providing advice and recommendations for improvements that will increase travel efficiency and effectiveness, reduce costs, promote sustainability, and incorporate industry best practices. This committee will also have an opportunity to weigh in on the Fiscal Year 2015 Per Diem Rate methodology.
GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, who will house the new committee, oversees federal travel regulations that help federal agencies plan necessary travel in an effective and efficient manner at the lowest logical travel cost. This includes setting the federal government’s reimbursement rates for lodging, meals, and incidentals for federal employees’ official government travel.
The committee’s first meeting is set for July 30 and additional details are available in today’s Federal Register Notice.
Click here for a link to the Federal Register Notice.
Click here for a list of committee members.