August 31st, 2012
08:35 PM ET

GSA workers racked up $7.7M in travel costs

An Outfront update on an investigation we first brought you last week. How the federal government's General Services Administration (GSA) is spending your tax dollars on its employees who are working from home full-time.

Sounds good, a lot of companies do this, saves commute time, office space, hassle, but here's the catch:
Some of these government workers, actually a lot of them, don't even live in the city or state where their office is located and the costs are adding up.

Remember, this is the agency whose mission is to monitor how much other government agencies are spending and was created in the spirit of helping to provide a "transparent government for the american people".

Drew Griffin from our special investigations unit, has been trying to find out for months how much all this extra travel is costing.

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