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Establishment of solar rights (for homeowners)

I feel demand is still artificially surpressed and as a result innovation/scale efficiency are being thwarted for producers. The recent housing boom brought with it a number of newer and bigger homes that while still highly desirable, are more expensive to run. What's more is that many new homes by design are under rule of a community or homeowner association. Before the boom, and especially now, most people are ...more »

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Common Engineering Processes

The US Government contracts with many different organizations for engineering work. Although engineering processes are essentially the same at all the organizations, dictated by national and international standards and good engineering practice, each organization writes their own processes for implementation. The US Govt should streamline the processes and dictate that each entity use the same set of processes so that ...more »

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Invite job applicants to submit resumes in a standard XML format

The proposal is to make it possible for job applicants to submit resumes in a standard XML format. President Obama recently issued a directive that federal agencies "allow individuals to apply for federal employment by submitting resumes". XML has become the de facto standard for exchanging information of this type. XML is a set of conventions for creating "markup languages" ("schemas"). So in order to exchange ...more »

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Evolve

Officially ban the phrase "that is not how things work in the federal government" and the like. That kind of mentality hinders progress, development, and efficiency. The federal government no longer has to be the lumbering giant. We can be agile, productive, and inventive... without worrying solely about self preservation.

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voluntary furloughs

provide the opportunity for up to 10 furlough days per employee - while the choosing of specific days could be subject to supervisory approval, being able to take the days off over the course of a year should not beconditional on supervisor approval

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TURN THE POWER OFF!!!

Everyone should be off one day a week and work four 12 day hours. *1. This would allow for everyone to have time to take care of personal business during a week day. *2. This would save a day of government business. The point is, the power is on at work over 12 hours a day anyway, why not make the use of it, and then turn the lights, computers, and peripherals off on the 5th day.

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TURN THE POWER OFF!!!

Everyone should be off one day a week and work four 12 day hours. *1. This would allow for everyone to have time to take care of personal business during a week day. *2. This would save a day of government business. The point is, the power is on at work over 12 hours a day anyway, why not make the use of it, and then turn the lights, computers, and peripherals off on the 5th day.

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“Red-Tape” Reduction Act.

Introduction Let me first start by conveying my sincere support on the idea of the President’s Save Award. Our field level government representatives are largely the individuals directly responsible for providing personal services/assistance to the American people. Seemingly too often, the input of the various field level personnel is regarded as unimportant or immaterial. On a similar note, whether your Republican ...more »

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System Standby set as a policy

Enable System Standby on all Government desktop computers. This can be done by a System Administrator at the highest level of each organization through a Group Policy on the network. It could be implemented at no additional cost and would only require a one-time configuration setting per organization. The desktops could be configured to enter "sleep mode" after 30 minutes of inactivity. This would save hundreds of ...more »

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