Prestigious Award Given to the Department of State for Its PCS Lodging Program
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – September 22, 2010) – Oakwood Extended Stay Lodging (http://government.oakwood.com) is honored to extend congratulations to the Department of State for winning the 2010 GSA Travel & Relocation Excellence Award for its PCS Lodging Program. Oakwood provides extended stay lodging to the Department of State. The Permanent Change of Station (PCS) program is now in its fourth year and has accommodated over 4,100 employees and their families in the Washington D.C. area, specifically in Rosslyn, Crystal City and Falls Church, Virginia.
“The Department of State runs a phenomenal lodging program,” notes Jill Chapman, SVP Corporate Sales and Marketing for Oakwood. “This type of recognition is a testament to the incredible leaders we work with at the Department to ensure easy and flexible lodging programs for their PCS Lodging participants.”
The GSA sponsors the Federal Travel and Relocation Excellence Award biennially to honor innovators and promoters in the federal government who use or adopt best achievements to:
- Forge more results-oriented, cost effective travel and relocation programs and policy
- Accomplish world-class management of travel and relocation
- Install travel and relocation best business practices
- Improve workforce planning and quality of life in areas related to travel and relocation
- Expand the use of E-Government
Oakwood’s 15,000 furnished lodgings meet the unique demands of the government’s TDY and PCS travelers. The company provides the industry’s largest selection of Defense Travel System (DTS), E-Gov Travel Service (ETS), and GSA Schedule 48-approved lodgings, all within TDY and most PCS Per Diems.
Oakwood Extended Stay Lodging is the world’s largest provider of temporary and extended stay lodging and has earned its reputation as a reliable and flexible supplier. And since the beginning, Oakwood has supported the unique security and deployment needs of federal and military organizations.
Oakwood offers nearly 15,000 furnished lodging options in 4,000 locations in 70 cities and 40 countries, and maintains 45 field offices across the United States. This coverage ensures you can reliably manage your organization’s lodging needs with a single, dependable lodging provider.
Government organizations prefer Oakwood for their time tested performance, value to those on assignment, billing, analytics and reporting capabilities. They will work with you to reduce cost, while providing a reputable experience for professionals who serve — allowing your staff to stay focused on its mission, not the mechanics of its lodging.