Travel expenses made easy
- By Paula Shaki Trimble
- Apr 10, 2000
The Transportation Department's Web-based travel and expense service will
be connected to DOT's FedTrip.gov online booking engine, which the FAA is
piloting. When the two are interfaced, this is how the service would work:
1. A federal employee books a flight, hotel and/or car rental on the FedTrip
site using a federally issued travel charge card.
2. Information about the trip such as location, reason for travel
and approximate cost is sent electronically to the person who approves
that agency's travel.
3. The data is automatically transferred to an authorization form, which
allows the traveler to take the trip.
4. When the traveler returns, he or she adds information about taxes
and fees. Information from the authorization is automatically entered into
the voucher, which calculates the reimbursement based on government per
5. That data feeds into the agency's accounting system, which issues
payment to the traveler in two to three days.