SO if per diem in a location is $100 for example and you only spend $50, you are only reimbursed $50 and not the full per diem rate of $100, is the company still charging the government $100 and pocketing the difference.
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Travel is over unless you are a higher ranked executive. The days of sending lower level supervisors to France for a conference that they are really not needed for is over. It's bottom line time.
To all the Legacy L3 employees, Get out of (L3)Harris while you still can.
The Harris plan is to silently reorganize around you then quietly replace you.
The company needs to recognize when they send employees on the road the household budget can be impacted with additional child care cost ect. The ability to save on food cost on the road is a way to offset the cost or gain a small bump as a trade off for losing family time. A 50-75 dollar daily bonus should be considered and be rolled into the contractor rate at the program level. This could be communicated with the customer for the programs that are generating the demand/requirements.
Recent travel policy changes are there to screw over the employees who travel for the company. Yet, the executives who make millions will have an exemption. I love the line where they say,”we are being good custodians the governments money” what BS.
It's L3Harris, but remember the L3 is always silent
Everyplace else I ever worked, including the government and the military, you got paid straight per diem for Meals & Incidental Expenses (M&IE). Of course you only get reimbursed for actual lodging expenses but the rest of it is paid without any receipts.
I don't know. But, even if the company is pocketing the difference, that is not even chump change.
The real point of changing the travel policy is to generate more billable hours doing all this extra bookkeeping. That's where the real money is at. The employee has to spend longer on their after trip paperwork and submitting for reimbursement. Then then all the extra layers of approval and concur verification have more to review and spend longer. That adds up to more hours charged to the program/customer which equals a lot of extra money for the company, for just "following the government's rules"!
It proves that Harris, I mean L3Harris, is not actually after the best interests of customer (let alone the employee). They are only after whatever earns them highest dollar amount.