As a government employee, is there any other way for me to show or prove that I am a government employee if I have forgotten or do not have my government ID with me? (ie, my earnings statement or my W2 and driver's license)
I suspect that your most current earnings statement might suffice, however, I'm not sure about a past year's W-2. One could, after all, have changed jobs. I just make sure that I keep my govt. ID card in my wallet. That makes things easy. nhtraveler
When asked for it and I have not been badged, I have had to produce orders, letter on govt letterhead or a call to confirm I am working with the govt. group. I'm always a contractor of some level so at times the govt rate does not apply for me but when it does a quick call to the agency usually resolves any questions. They typically ask me for: govt ID, orders, govt credit card, or business card. I would make sure you have these or your HR or boss' number handy. Funny thing, I have found rates on Marriott.com that are the same or cheaper than the govt rate almost as often as I find the govt rate cheaper. Make sure you shop your rate unless you have to pay the published govt rate.