not sure when you worked in the federal government, but the travel budget has been cut every single year and a lot of the meetings that used to happen in person (and on faster intervals, such as quarterly) are not done by videoconferencing or over the phone.
Originally Posted by toxigal
and like the other guy said, it's not the per diem, it's how often he's been charging it... at the rate at which he goes to Harrisburg, he ought to run from a district there rather than from Philly!
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