Categories: June 10, 2010, Agency evaluation, Budget allowances, Congressional travel, Cost analysis, Federal agencies, Federal Travel Regulation
, Government-sponsored conferences, Planning, Travel, Travel costs
Categories: Government Operations, Air travel allowances, Authorization, Expense allowances, Expense claims, Federal employees, Financial management, Internal controls, Questionable payments, Transportation expense claims, Travel allowances, Accountability, Program abuses, Financial analysis, Federal Travel Regulation
Based on the whistleblower suit and its investigation, the United States alleged that from 1997 through 2003, ORACLE, one of the world's largest enterprise software companies, had submitted false claims for payment for computer training to a variety of government agencies arising out of a Master Contract between ORACLE and the General Services Administration ("GSA"), including by: (1) billing to and collecting from the federal government in advance of providing training services; (2) "expiring" (meaning forfeiting to ORACLE) millions of dollars paid in advance by the federal government for training services which were not used within a one year period; and (3) failing to comply with the Federal Travel Regulations
in billing the federal government for travel and expenses.
The Federal Travel Regulations
have been amended by a final rule effective October 1, 2003, to increase the incidental expense allowance under the per diem expenses from $2 to $3 for all localities (Federal Register, August 29, 2003).
Other changes to the Joint Federal Travel Regulations
(JFTR) greatly expanded options and alternatives available to service members.
The business of Federal Travel Regulations
and Airfare Management--Sessions offered by the General Services Administration
Follow links to federal travel regulations
, the Defense Travel System, and per diem rate charts and travel-related information.
There are examples representing specific cases of improper and abusive use of premium class, including employees of entities not subject to the Federal Travel Regulations
that have issued policies that resulted in the purchase of costly premium class travel.
The Personal Property and Passenger Team (LPD-2) develops traffic management policy and programs for the movement of passengers, provides guidance to the Marine Corps on passenger travel issues, and develops Marine Corps policy and procedures for the implementation of Joint Federal Travel Regulations
entitlements for transportation and storage of personal property.