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  1. LOCCS Access Approval: Decrease Time, Devolve Responsibility

    The process of Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS) access retrieval for Continuum of Care (CoC) homeless program grantees currently is cumbersome.

    In summary, grantees must submit a HUD-27054 form indicating Approving Official and User(s) to the field office for its Director's signature before the field sends to HQ. HQ then approves (or rejects), thereby affording the applicant(s) access to the old LOCCS Voice Response System (VRS) which happens to no longer be in use. Thereafter, the grantee's Approving Official seeks Secure Systems access (which may take several days or weeks) before requesting eLOCCS access for oneself (as a Coordinator)…

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      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  chief financial officer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Expand the ability to use local expense vouchers to a wider geographic range than 50 miles to save significant money

      Under current travel protocol we are only permitted to use local expense vouchers for trips under 50 miles. All trips in excess of 50 miles require travel authorizations. We have staff that occasionally need to travel from a field office to the regional office for a meeting. The only expenses incurred are tolls and parking because a GOV is used. However, because the distance is in excess of 50 miles we need to submit travel authorizations. Under the new pricing in FedTraveler a local expense costs HUD $21.25 in fees. Travel Authorizations are more costly at $34.17. Changing this policy…

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        1 comment  ·  chief financial officer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        under review  ·  jay responded

        Thanks for this idea! Although we’re currently using a new travel system (Concur Travel) and the transaction fees are a lot less, this policy should be revisited as you suggested. As travelers, we should always try to save as much money as we possibly can for our program offices and taxpayers. We’ll dig deeper into how we can change this policy.

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