Accession Number : ADA291642

Title :   Reinventing Travel Pay Service.

Descriptive Note : Idea paper,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Prochazka, Thomas L.

PDF Url : ADA291642

Report Date : 05 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : With the declining resources available for the Air Force and the DoD, the way we pay travel entitlements to our TDY travelers may suffer. Action must be taken to reduce the administrative burden of paying a travel claim and ensure our travelers do not accrue any out of pocket expenses. Travel pay customer service can be increased with the mandatory implementation of American Express cards for travel advances and travel related charges (rental car, lodging, etc.,). In addition, the final payment must be sent to the travelers bank account via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), thus keeping the traveler productive on the job rather than waiting in the finance office. The annual potential savings in lost time could be 761 man years for the Air Force.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *TRAVEL, AIR FORCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ACCOUNTING, COST ANALYSIS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, COSTS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, MANPOWER, SALARIES, TRANSFER, SAVINGS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, FINANCE, AIR FORCE BUDGETS, LEASING, MONEY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE