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USTR Saves Money in Travel Spending

In the spirit of the recently launched Campaign to Cut Waste – and as part of the Administration’s ongoing efforts to modernize government – the third annual SAVE Award competition launched today. In the spirit of this campaign, USTR took aggressive steps to achieve savings wherever possible.

Our agency carefully evaluated operations in Washington and Geneva, and saved $400,000 through select support reductions without jeopardizing service delivery to our employees. USTR negotiators and attorneys are required to travel internationally with regularity, and through astute travel planning, our employees saved approximately $300,000 in travel spending this fiscal year.

As USTR looks to the new fiscal year, our agency will continue to seek ways to find more efficiencies and help make government work more efficiently.