Lauren R. Taylor

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Setting the Bar High

June 1, 2003 n the complex world of federal travel and travel management, a few programs stand out. The Travel Manager of the Year awards program, now in its sixth year, recognizes those who exemplify the best in federal travel. In these pages we highlight diverse and groundbreaking projects at the Postal Service,...

Ask the Experts

May 1, 2003 ederal travelers have a lot on their minds, given the constant changes in rules about trip details ranging from official time and charge cards to household moves. So we asked federal travel experts to answer some questions from our mailbag. RECOVERY TIME Q: I thought the Joint Travel Regulations said...

On the Move

April 1, 2003 ost federal employees never have to think about relocation allowances. But for approximately 18,000 people a year who go the distance to take federal jobs, travel rules affect every aspect of their moves-right down to the kitchen sink. The General Services Administration's Federal Travel Regulation details expenses that are covered...

Defense Project Down to the Wire

February 1, 2003 he Defense Travel System is five years behind schedule and has cost the government $190 million, but the majority of Defense Department travelers have yet to see any benefit. The project, launched in 1995, promised to bring the best in travel management technology and business practices to Defense's 3.5 million...

Don’t Leave Home Without It

January 1, 2003 Federal workers have learned to travel smart. Here are some of their tips for savvy packing and minimizing stress in this era of heightened security. ON THE ROAD "A co-worker told me to drink bottled water while traveling instead of my customary diet soda, and to stay away from salty...

Shipping News

December 1, 2002 emo to service members: Your next move probably won't go any better than your last one did. But there's hope for the one after that. After almost a decade of testing, studying and negotiating a new way of getting service members and their families from duty station to duty station,...

Where Credit Is Due

November 1, 2002 eally, some of the things government workers and service members do with their travel cards boggle the mind. There's the Veterans Affairs employee who used it to pay for his daughter's wedding. There are charges for escort services and "gentlemen's clubs," and charges for casino and Internet gambling. Even closing...

Federal Travel Guide 2003Bumpy Ride

October 1, 2002 hange is the only constant" certainly applies to federal travel. Every year government workers must keep up with the continuing evolution of the federal travel arena. For starters, this year brought: Changes in airline schedules and security procedures, not to mention a shift in attitudes about air travel in general,...

News From Nashville

September 1, 2002 ore than 1,100 feds with a stake in federal travel gathered in Nashville in June for four days of educational workshops, networking and information sharing, speeches and policy debates. Government workers in travel, finance, transportation, relocation, technology, meeting planning and administration came from agencies large and small. Defense, no surprise,...

Online system seeks to improve federal travel

August 28, 2002 Imagine you could go out on the Web-from anywhere-to a single site and make all your travel arrangements. Imagine the site would remember what cities you usually go to, what hotels you like to stay in, what size car you prefer and the special airline meals you order. Imagine the...

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