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Contracting Ethical Abuse Prevention

The suggestion is made to increase regulatory controls, auditing oversight, and associated penalties for Federal Officials using their Government positions to direct Government work towards private contractors who inturn hire the same Federal Officials two years after they have signed a whopping monetary contract with a particular contractor and then retire. It is common place to see Federal Officials signing contracts ...more »

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Pacer Court Filing System Savings

I suggest you look into working out a deal with Pacer Court document service because.... Pacer is a Sole Provider contract and the only reason this company makes a dime is because the government pretty much requires attorneys to use the service for filing, docketing and tracking cases. Pacer makes money because so many companies including law firms, credit and mortgage companies, petition preparers and such must have ...more »

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Electronic Filing in the District Courts

Electronic filing in the federal district court system is a great idea but not as efficient as it could be. Currently, the courts generally require a party e-filing a document to provide a paper copy of the document to the judge assigned to the case no later than noon of the following day. My agency e-files documents in district courts located in several states. Providing the paper copy to the court by noon of the ...more »

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Make travel reimbursments into direct deposit.

Convert travel reimbursement to direct deposit. This would eliminate the issuing of checks, mailing and processing involved for government employees being reimbursed for travel associated with travel, training and conferences.

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Budget Conservation and Return Program

This will save hundreds of millions each year. PROBLEM: Every agency receives funds allocated for different purposes (furniture, salaries, travel) and if funds are NOT spent by the close of the accounting period, a push is made to spend. This is done so the agency does not have to return money and the agency can ask for a budget increase the next year.(Every agency is afraid to return funds because it will be a factor ...more »

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Energy Savings By Executive Order

The President should sign an Executive Order mandating that ALL federal government buildings be "powered down" to minimal settings after closing hours each day and on weekends to save energy, to include air conditioners and heaters. If this has been done before . . . "never mind". :)

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End the death penalty

Stop using the death penalty. It doesn't work as a a deterrent and the cost of litigating post-conviction cases is far more than the cost of incarceration.

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Poor performer

There are so many good ideas to save $ in the federal government. However, no one wants to talk about poor performers and how much it costs to get rid of one. The amount of time a manager has to spend, documenting, then facing legal obstacles of having to be perfect. Someone should do a study to look at how much hours spent to get rid of someone that is not performing up to par. Then there are layers of appeal courts ...more »

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Putting America Back to Work with Its Own Natural Resources (One Generation's Waste is Another Generation's Treasure)

Build a Water Pipe Line (WPL). If the government would build a water pipe line from the border of US and Canada "north" to the border of US and Mexico "south," it would create: (1) endless amounts of jobs, (2) an ongoing amount of clean energy, (3) a clean and endless water supply for households, businesses, farmers, ranchers, and animals, and (4) can be used as the most powerful firehose in the world, which would ...more »

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Abolish the Board of Immigration Appeals

I suggest you: Abolish the Board of Immigration Appeals I am a career immigration officer and have witnessed for years the complete waste and buerocracy of this lumbering and incompetent agency. They routinely take up to TWO YEARS to make a decision on persons who are incarcerated at GOVERNMENT EXPENSE costing at times over $100 a day and even up to FIVE YEARS on non detained cases. All so a panel of 3 judges can agree ...more »

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Prisoners Grow Their Own Food

Prisoner self-provisioning, whether in govern run or privately operated facilities, require prisoners to grow and produce their own food. It is much cheaper for taxpayers to provide the "starts" for growing their own sustanance. In growing and providing for their own sustanence, we are also educating and training them in job skills. Reduces costs for support of prisons and prisoners. Increases job skills of prisoners ...more »

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Let Agencies Defend Their Own EEO Cases

U. S. Attornys should have the option to refuse to defend federal agencies in individual EEO cases. When a federal employee brings an EEO complaint against a federal agency, the local U. S. Attorney must defend the agency. In cases where the Agency may very well have discriminated or retaliated, it can still require the U. S. Attorney to defend it. These lengthy legal battles cost the agency (specifically the U. S. ...more »

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