This policy exacerbates wasteful spending in pretty much every agency and every department. The policy exacerbates inefficiencies because it promotes a wasteful environment, by creating 'fear' that if a budget is not fully exhausted by the end of a fiscal year, that budget line item will be reduced for next year. While many departments try to save money throughout the year, they then go on a spending binge at the end ...more »
Office of Government Ethics
This policy, official or implied, exacerbates wasteful spending in pretty much every agency and every department. The policy creates inefficiencies because it promotes a wasteful environment, by creating 'fear' that if a budget is not fully exhausted by the end of a fiscal year, that budget line item will be reduced for next year. While many departments try to save money throughout the year, they then go on a spending ...more »
I suggest Government agencies to provide paperless service to work with Americans. As private companies are going paperless by providing e-Bill services. That will reduce the postage and paper usage. Therefore, it will reduce our carbon footprint for wasting papers.
Should start writting contracts that include fines or penalties for non completion of contracts on time .
I suggest you hold the OIG accountable for melicious persecutions and attacks of investigations. Eliminate the discriminatory practices that the OIG uses in their "investigations". Hire more minority officers to do investigations. Have an independent review panel to review a percentage of investigations to determine the legality of these attacks that ruin peoples lives. Hold the oIg accountable for their actions. ...more »
Reduce inner service magazines and newspapers. Stop such publications altogether or at least reduce size and/or frequency.
Do away with the useless "poster" program. It costs $2.75 to mail each poster, plus the cost of the poster itself which is a high gloss poster, then the cardboard box is rather spendy particularly when you ship them all over the country to all the various government offices. I'm talking about all the posters they send out to include the ones for recognizing "special" groups. We wouldn't have a problem with racism if ...more »
I suggest the Executive Branch electronically file SF 278, Public Financial Disclosure Report, and the OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. The Army operates FDM, https://www.fdm.army.mil, for electronic filing, reviewing, and processing already. It is being expanded to Department of Defense use. The Office of Government Ethics already uses it. The Department of Homeland Security has signed on to use ...more »
I suggest you begin with looking into the affects of happy workers within the workforce when animated through such applications as the Fish! philosophy matched with people actively engaged in their jobs aimed towards a business oriented goal while serving the public. To help foster within the civil service a sense of pride in serving our country as much as those who do so abroad and in arms, as each function plays a ...more »
To get the best and brightest in management/decision making positions all job annoucements for supervisors or for grade level GS-13 and higher should be required to include some relocation costs. Agencies appear to be using the lack of relocation reimbursement to reduce competition in what is suppose to be merit promotions.
Set up all government computers to access (.gov) sites only unless actually needed for job. As a supervisor, I have a hard enough time keeping employees off the internet and they just added Facebook, My Space, and Twitter access for everyone. What on earth are we doing? That's like laying a cookie on a baby's high chair tray and telling the baby not to touch. There have to be billions of hours wasted by people surfing ...more »
I suggest the Office of Government Ethics develops an effective and efficient program to successfully enforce its standards of ethical conduct. This would promote true accountability among managers and supervisors and at the same time would decrease fraud waste and abuse. The fact is that government employees should be constantly reminded of their obligation to serve the interest of the United States of America first. ...more »