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Use on line web sights to book state travel rather than contracted travel agency. I work for the state military department and we have to use a specific travel agency. An example I had last year was a round trip to Little Rock AK, the state had to pay over $1700 for the trip I found the exact same flights, seats, times, everything on line for less than $500 but because of state and federal requirments we had to use ...more »
Get rid of per diem and pay actual meal costs for state employee expense accounts with the per diem as the limit. Require reciepts of meals. Right now per diem rates are from $43 to $73 in our state. Some out of state per diems are higher and some lower. The key is most people who travel stay in hotels with breakfast included. Just pay actual cost
Make state work week 4 days 10 hours or go to a 5/4/9 work plan. Thus reducing traffic, bld maint costs, reducing sick days for employees who have to go to doctor during work week for self or dependants, and increasing economic activity because people will do more spending during the week.