I think the goverment could save considerable money by modifiying their hiring process. They could negotiate a salary and make a job offer up front and upon acceptance of the job offer they could proceed instead of completing many costly efforts before knowing if the potential employee will even accept their offer. Some of those costly efforts are: going through the costly and time-consuming clearance process until an interim clearance is obtained; drug testing, fingerprinting; and many other HR and Agency internal processes. When someone rejects the governments offer, much time has been wasted for both parties and probably thousands of dollars in man hours.
Idea No. 17222