Department of the Treasury

Department of the Treasury

Pitch the Penny

Eliminate pennies. The cost too much to make, too much to transport, too much to count, and many end up lost into the environment. Preserve our natural resources and reduce pollution doing away with the costly penny. Rounding prices to the nearest nickel will be simple and reduce wear on pockets.

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Let Married Coworkers Share Accommodations

Let husbands and wives that are working together in the field stay in the same hotel room. Currently, it is many agencies policy to pay for two hotel rooms regardless of whether or the two employees are married and plan to stay in only one room. Agencies will pay for adjoining rooms, but that doesn’t make much financial sense. By allowing for husbands and wives to rent one room as they would like to do anyways, and not... more »

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IRS.gov Taxpayer eAccount

I suggest that all Taxpayers should have an IRS.gov eAccount. Taxpayers will be able to see a history of letters sent to them by the IRS, and refund information. Also the Taxpayers will be able to change their postal address and submit payments with their credit cards or bank accounts. This is a Facebook/Twitter/eMail generation. The IRS will saved milions of dolars in postage by giving acces to current and previous letters... more »

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POSTAGE

TOPIC: POSTAGE ...We use UPS to do a lot of shipping every day. Why do we not use the USPS instead? It would be cheaper especially with the one price shipping boxes. it would help the USPS which is struggling financially. The government would retain their money instead of giving it to a third party company. USPS now has the ability to track packages which used to be an advantage that UPS had. I am quite sure this... more »

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Change to a Four day 10 hour work week

I suggest having government employees work four 10 hour days if possible and shut down the buildings for three days thus saving the electricity on those days. I think that it would also be helpful to the public because a lot of people work 9-5 jobs and have to take leave from work if they have business with the government.

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Halt Bogus Refunds

Last year alone, the Internal Revenue Service received over a trillion dollars in claims for refunds from bogus tax returns filed. Unfortunately, the Service issued millions of dollars in refunds based on false withholding credits that originated from Forms 1099-OID and other schemes. These refunds were issued electronically. As a Special Agent in the Criminal Division, I currently have a criminal case pending on one... more »

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Window Films

We all know that in many instances the costs of heating and cooling a building/home is the biggest component of our utility expenses. (Per the California Energy Commission, 30% of a structure’s cooling requirements are due to solar energy entering through glass) Now consider that many gov't offices are located in buildings/structures that were built years ago under previous building code/standards. When exposed to... more »

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All Government Cafeteria's or Food Establishments Display Nutrition Facts

For some years now the country has been on a Health Food kick however, you can go to any Government Cafeteria or Food Establishment within the Government and not know the nutrition facts of the food they’ve prepared and serving. I’m suggesting that All Government Cafeterias, Food Establishments operating within the Government facilities should display nutrition facts and information i.e., calories in food, sodium intake,... more »

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Let's go paperless

Every year millions of cases are process by the IRS across the country. These cases most of the time are complex and require allot of documentation. When cases are closed the files are big and heavy. The processing of these cases is not only inefficient but is not cost effective for the agency. Millions of dollars are spent across the nation to pay for the supplies, postal fees and transportation of these cases. My proposal... more »

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Why Spend it all?

Instead of forcing agencies to spend thier entire budget to ensure they dont "lose" it next year, re-write the laws that enable them to get what they spent last year. anything that doesnt get spent rolls over to the next FY. The American people are expected to save money and not spend thier entire paycheck, so why not the government? Implementing this plan would saves billions of dollars every year.

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Solar Power

I work in the IRS Campus in Holtsville, NY. There are about 3000 employees in four attached buildings with flat roofs. If we were to convert to Solar Power, not only would it save millions of dollars and help the environment, it may actually generate revenue because of the vast area exposed to sun. The govt, state and local agengies all have financial incentives including the town of Brookhaven which is eliminating the... more »

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Reducing Emission

I suggest you...move to a 4/10 work week. Four days a week 10 hours a day. This may save money associated with building operation cost and reduce the emissions created by commuters.

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Eliminate the Penney like the Mill

I suggest that the U.S. Department of Treasury, save money by doing away with the copper penney. Like the mill the penney is no longer needed. Replace the cent by rounding up or down. By doing away with the penney the government saves money by not purchasing as much copper, where the cost of copper is more than the penny is actuallly worth.

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