This report discusses the nature and extent of Federal travel, the reasons for the travel; and the executive branch travel policies, procedures and practices. The Federal Government spends about $2 billion each year for travel in the management and operation of Federal programs. Executive program managers have the primary responsibility for assuring the most effective use of their program budgets, including the nature and extent of travel. The Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration should revise their guidelines to focus more specifically on each purpose of travel; require agencies to revise their reporting systems and internal review and audit approaches to follow the new guidance; and after implementing the revised guidelines and the reporting and review systems, assess results.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A Report to the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives by the Comptroller General of the United States.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20548
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: U.S. General Accounting Office
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM