Civilian Agency Travel Spend by Top 5 Cities Column

Civilian Agency Travel Spend by Top 5 Cities

This chart details the civilian agency top 5 cities travel spend from FY10 to FY19. Spend at All Other Cities totals to $42.4B.

GSA SmartPay Governmentwide Convenience Check Usage

GSA SmartPay Governmentwide Convenience Check Usage

Convenience checks are a payment and/or procurement tool intended only for the use with merchants that do not accept the GSA SmartPay Purchase Account.  While convenience checks are sometimes needed they should be the last source of payment when possible.  Convenience checks have additional fees associated with them and don't qualify for refunds, costing the Government more than a traditional purchase account.  

In 2010 GSA SmartPay sent out the GSA SmartPay Bulletin No. 012 to encourage agencies to reduce the convenience check usage by 5% each fiscal year.  This chart outlines the success in convenience check reduction over the past 10 years with an annual reduction between 11-19%.  

GSA SmartPay Chip Card Transactions

The GSA SmartPay Chip Card Transactions Chart

This chart shows the number of transactions of all business lines (travel, purchase, fleet) for each calendar year (CY) within the GSA SmartPay Program.  

As you can see from the chart below, chip card transactions are steadily increasing from just over 500,000 in 2015 to over 10 Million in 2019. 

Chip Card Spend Breakdown (Bar)

The GSA SmartPay Chip Card Spend Chart shows the annual breakdown of the chip card spend of all business lines (purchase, travel, fleet) of Calendar Year (CY) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.  

The chart shows chip card spend has significantly increased from $871.3M in CY2017 to $1.6B in CY2019.   

Top 5 Domestic Chip Card Merchants Column

Top 5 Domestic Chip Card Merchants

This chart details the top 5 domestic merchants in CY2018. Spend at All Other Merchants totals to $1.1B.