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Campaign: Department of Health and Human Services

Gov't Assistance Incentive

Concerning Gov't assistance programs (e.i. welfare, section-8, wic, etc.), individuals either 'qualify' or not-qualify. Thus, there is no incentive for an individual to improve their situation. If they get a job that is a "little" better, they can lose all of their benefits. My proposal is to create a skale that would decrease their benefits as their financial situation improves. If not a skale, at least a point ...more »

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Waiting Times on Twitter

Announce field office waiting times on Twitter. When customers have business with SSA but don't want to wait for sometimes hours, to be seen, they could sign up to follow the local field office's Twitter account. The Visitor Intake Process (VIP) system could be hooked up with the Twitter account to regularly send out Tweets to followers. This would result in field office traffic even out better, and serve the needs ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Education

Help disadvantaged students meet their full potential through the use of government surplus equipment

Help disadvantaged students meet their full potential through the use of government surplus equipment: Partner with the Race to the Top Program to provide students with government computers that have been surplused. Government offices regularly update and replace their computers. Rather than storing or selling these computers, a clearing house could be set up to funnel them into the hands of high school students who ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Education

Help disadvantaged students meet their full potential through the use of government surplus equipment

Help disadvantaged students meet their full potential through the use of government surplus equipment: Partner with the Race to the Top Program to provide students with government computers that have been surplused. Government offices regularly update and replace their computers. Rather than storing or selling these computers, a clearing house could be set up to funnel them into the hands of high school students who ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Reserve component integration

I suggest you merge the reserve component and guard under a single unified command structure - does away with two independent chains of command and would significantly reduce the overhead - offsets could be given to the active Air Force since they presently cannot meet their taskings at current manning levels

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Campaign: Department of Education

Training Agency

Stop wasting so much money on training through external sources. I propose that the Government stand up a new organization that is solely responsible for administering training classes to Federal Employees. I work in the technology field and one week classes are often $2,500 per student through an outside company. All that training company does is provide an instructor, who often does this as a side job, for five days. ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

SEPARATE APPROPRIATION FOR IT NEEDED

To enable Information Technology capability to be delivered in a more timely fashion than exists today due to the timing of the budgeting process, suggest a separate appropriation for IT be established. The dollars should be no-year money and managed at the Deputy secretary level of an organization and available to meet immediate need. Transparency is key.

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Campaign: General Services Administration

Eliminate Washing Sidewalks and similar surfaces.

I have observed many government office building owners or landlords that use water to flush dirt off their sidewalks and driveways. I suggest sweeping up the dirt and placing it in an area that could use more soil. This could help protect our waterways and conserve clean water for its intended use. Go green.

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Generate revenue associated with the cost of doing business.

I suggest that we charge interest on loans resulting from overpayment of benefits when claimants fail to notify us of a change in their status. One example is when they resume work and continue to collect benefits while earning a full time salary. This will serve as a deterrent to individuals withholding information. Additionally, we should charge a fee for replacement of social security cards maybe then people would ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

"eBAY" equivalent for the Government

Faster acquisition of commerical products and services. Why can't the government have an "ebay" equivalent in which a bid can be competed and the product delivered within a week or so?

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Campaign: Department of Defense

More incentives to Perform

I truely believe that the best way to achieve greater efficiency and cost saving is to promote competition in the government work force. Greater use of incentives, promotions, bonuses and others, similar to the commerical world processes.

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Invest in Civil Service Employee Professional Development and Training Too.

I was a contractor for twelve years prior to becoming Civil Service. After becoming Civil Service I noticed a significant disparity at the local level in the amount of funds availalble for contractor personnel to travel for the purposes of professional training and seminars compared to Civil Service personnel. In my experience contractors seem rich in funding provided by the government to travel and train for professional ...more »

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