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Inspection Report: IG-0480

September 1, 2000

Inspection of Gain Sharing Opportunities for the Department of Energy

In 1995, the General Services Administration provided guidance on a program known as “GAIN SHARING” where agencies could give cash awards to employees who participate in programs to save travel dollars. This guidance discussed the authority to offer cash awards to employees for obtaining a free coach class ticket with Frequent Flyer benefits earned on official travel and for incurring lodging expenses at a daily rate less than the maximum lodging rate. This inspection was initiated to determine if the Department of Energy (DOE) had developed any initiatives to implement General Services Administration guidance on “GAIN SHARING.”