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Round Table Collaboration: Federal Travel Policy. Craig J. Flynn, Director. SGTP AnCon ’ 2013. Government-wide Travel & Relocation Policy. General Services Administration. Overview. Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP) Reasons for FTR Changes Regulations Process Open Discussion.

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Round Table Collaboration:

Federal Travel Policy

Craig J. Flynn, Director

SGTP AnCon’ 2013

Government-wide Travel & Relocation Policy

General Services Administration


Overview
Overview

  • Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP)

  • Reasons for FTR Changes

  • Regulations Process

  • Open Discussion


Office of governmentwide policy
Office of Governmentwide Policy

  • “From Red Tape to Results: Creating a Government that Works Better and Cost Less” – 1993

  • Separate Policymaking and Oversight from Service Delivery Regulations Process

  • Created within GSA in 1995 – consolidate policy functions into a single organization


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Office of Governmentwide Policy

  • “As long as policymaking and operational responsibilities are combined within the same organization, there will be a tendency for operational demands to supersede strategic policy considerations.”

  • --General Accountability Office



Why travel regulations change cont
Why Travel Regulations Change (cont.)

  • Age

  • Audits – Compliance

  • Best Practices – Evaluations

  • Changing Industry Standards (technological)

  • Congressional / Legislation hearings

  • Executive orders and OMB Circulars

  • Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)

  • Emergency situations

  • Political factors


Key terms
Key Terms

  • Federal Register – legal newspaper published every business day by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

    • Presidential Documents / Proposed & Final Rules

    • Regulations / Notices

  • Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)

    • Located in Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

    • Responsibility to oversee the process of Presidential / regulatory review for the White House


Regulatory process summarized
Regulatory Process (Summarized)

Final Rule

OIRA

OGP/GSA

Stakeholders

Proposed

Rule

Federal

Register

OIRA

Federal

Register


Questions on policy process
Questions on Policy Process

  • How Long does it take from Start to Finish?


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Questions on Policy Process

  • How Long does it take from Start to Finish?

    • Depends upon complexity 18 – 72 mos.

  • Time for 2 Questions.


Open discussion
Open Discussion

  • “Unfortunately, policy organizations often lose sight of the full impact their policies have on the field organizations that actually perform the work…”

  • --General Accountability Office


Open discussion con t
Open Discussion con’t.

  • Facilitated


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Open Discussion con’t.

  • Facilitated

  • Goal – Outcomes


Open discussion con t2
Open Discussion con’t.

  • Facilitated

  • Goal – Outcomes

  • Framework


Open discussion con t3
Open Discussion con’t.

  • Facilitated

  • Goal – Outcomes

  • Framework

  • Time limit


Open discussion con t4
Open Discussion con’t.

  • Facilitated

  • Goal – Outcomes

  • Framework

  • Time limit

  • Respect


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Open Discussion con’t.

Please send ideas and discussion of your group:

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Contact information and questions
Contact Information and Questions

Contact Information:

[email protected]

Questions:

[email protected]@gsa.gov

Websites:

www.gsa.gov/gtac

www.gsa.gov/federaltravelregulation


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