pay the travel expenses of those attending the conference?
general rule, no, the government is prohibited from paying the travel expenses
of those attending meetings. 31 U.S.C. §
1345. However, if an individual is
providing a direct service to the Government, for example, speaking at the
event, he may be put on invitational travel orders, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.§
rent a vehicle to transport conference attendees between sites?
Appropriated funds may not be used to cover
transportation expenses of meeting attendees, including local transportation. 31 U.S.C. § 1345. However, if the contractor determines that
the provision of transportation for conference attendees would be a personal
convenience, the contractor may provide transportation and include the cost in
the attendees’ personal convenience fee.
pay for the travel expenses of the speakers we invite to participate in the
speakers provide a direct service to the government so they may be put on
invitational travel orders pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 5703. See also Honoraria.