Campaign: Department of Labor

Bring back a Civilian Conservation Corps Program

Creation of another CCC-like program for all of the jobless; instead of paying people to stay home, to earn the check they must work for the US in some fashion: building roads, teaching at schools, cleaning beaches, or even assisting in government agencies. Either a lot of good work would be done in the communities or a lot less people would want unemployment checks.

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Community service for Unemployment benefits

Unemployment benefits are costing taxpayers millions, and in cities, there is much work that needs to be done. The suggestion is for participants who recieve unemployment benefits; after a reasonble 6 weeks of benefits, in order to continue thier unemployment benefits, the recipient will provide 20-30 hours per week in community service to non-profits, city and state programs. This idea, will allow for the unemployed ...more »

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Bring offshored jobs back to America

Provide incentives for American businesses to hire the unemployed and welfare receipents for "minimum wage" labor. One Ideas is make up the difference, in tax credits or government subsidies, for the cost of hiring an American in replacement of currently employed offshore employees. Such incentives are needed for Americans to be able to complete with offshoring of jobs. This may also encourage the building of American ...more »

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Bring Our Troops Home. We spend $82 million a day

We are spending $82 million per day, that would be a tremendous savings. I know this will spark a huge debate so let the flood gates open.

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Employee Wellness Programs (on-site)

The "obesity epidemic" is a large-scale problem in America, and the Government could be doing more internally to combat this problem. Instituting an employee wellness program can offer healthy lifestyle choices to Feds and provide educational opportunities as well as the ability to exercise during working hours. To avoid the possibility of employees abusing the program to take extended lunch breaks, a "passport" type ...more »

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EZ Pass

I suggest we obtain EZ Pass devices for all of our government vehicles (GOVs). We used to have EZ Passes, but they were removed from our GOVs recently due to some kind of micro-funding issue. Now employees have to pay the tolls with their own cash and submit travel vouchers for each trip, incurring an additional $5 Local Travel Claims Transaction Fee for each voucher we submit through E-Travel. Submitting travel vouchers ...more »

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SAVE PAPER< TIME< MONEY

All agencies that require paper drafts for review by another person could electonically send their draft to the reviewer for edits and release. Thus elminating less paper, less time spent reviewing, and less ink ,and less energy.

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Lose the Dead Weight, Hold Workers Accountable for Not Working.

Hold people accountable for their actions. Why is it so hard to fire someone from the federal government? People always say "Once you're in, your in, you'll never get fired." There shouldn't be any truth to that, and yet there is. Get rid of the dead weight and spark a fire in workers to work hard for the money! Federal jobs shouldn't be cushy jobs, they should jobs where people want to work hard and implement change, ...more »

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Make Government Software Open Source

Government programmers write thousands of programs each year that would be extremely valuable to other government employees and private citizens, but almost none of it is ever shared, even within agencies. This results in different agencies reinventing the same software that other agencies have already built. Federal leaders should fix this by requiring all non-sensitive government source code to be made available on ...more »

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Eliminate redundant filings for injured federal workers

Summary: Consolidate the process for filing a workers compensation claim and a request for reasonable accommodation under the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers Compensation Program (hereinafter “OWCP”). Current Process: Currently, if a federal worker is injured on the job, the worker must make two (2) separate filings with two (2) separate agencies: the workers comp claim with OWCP and a request for reasonable accommodation ...more »

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Flexiplace

Require that agencies allow professional employees to work from home if they wish. Managers are not permitting employees to use flexiplace or flexitime options, because they are afraid of losing control if the employees are not physically reporting to the office each day. Savings in energy for commuting, increased morale, and other benefits have been documented repeatedly, yet agencies simply will not act on this.

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Let Employees Book Their Own Flights for Travel

When I travel for work, I can book my own hotel and car reservations online and search for the best deals online, but not for flights. For flights we have a contract with a travel agency that we have to use and the rates are often twice as much as we would pay if we booked the flight ourselves online, plus we pay a fee each time to the travel agency. It would save time and a lot of money for employees to have the option ...more »

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