SENATE PASSES BILL FOR FEDS TO RECEIVE MORE OVERSIGHT ON IMPROPER SPENDING - August 8, 2017
Senate Passes Bill to 'Crack Down' on Feds Spending Improperly
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Federal employees could soon face increased oversight on their use of government travel and purchase cards, with the Senate unanimously approving a measure aimed at curbing misuse and abuse of spending.
The Saving Federal Dollars Through Better Use of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Act would task the General Services Administration with combing through the governmentwide data it already maintains to identify “patterns of potential misuse,” the bill’s authors said. Currently, the oversight occurs only at the agency level. The bill would direct agencies to share details of schemes they revealed and other information that might help their counterparts locate similar abuses.