Ripped in its entirety from the invaluable Washington Examiner:
Who: General Services Administration What: Announced a boost for per diem rates for federal employees on office travel at the National Business Travel Association Conference in San Diego.Meals and incidental rates are increasing for fiscal 2010 for the first time since fiscal 2006. Rates will range from $46 to $71, depending on location, up from a $39-to-$64 range. The incidental expense rate will increase from $3 to $5. Why it's an outrage:Just Wednesday the 10-year estimated deficit was raised to $9.5 trillion. How about instead of running up travel budgets for questionable conferences, federal employees learn the wonders of Skype, GoToMeeting and similar digital services? Where to vent: Call Rodney Miller of travel management policy at the General Services Administration at 202-501-3822.
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