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SAVE PAPERWORK

REDUCE PAPER WORK. SPECIFICALLY TRAVEL PAPERWORK THAT IS FOR TRAVEL BY A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE THAT USUALLY RESULTS IN $0.00 IN PAYMENTS TO THE TRAVELLER. WE ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TRAVEL REQUESTS FOR ANY TRAVEL OVER 50 MILES. I RECOMMEND THAT THAT BE ADJUSTED TO 150 MILES.

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Federal Flood Insurance Reform

Federal Flood Insurance Over the years I have seen many houses flooded repeatedly. These houses have been rebuilt multiple times using federally subsidized flood insurance. My suggestion for the way to cut the amount of money going to repeat floodings is: 1. The first time an insured property is damaged or destroyed by flooding, the current rules reagarding repairing or rebuilding the structure apply. 2. The ...more »

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Greening Energy Costs

Leverage existing government properties to implement green energy technologies to reduce overall energy costs. For example, large vacant property abutting the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia, NM location could be used to install wind turbines to power the buildings there, reducing overall energy costs of the Center while simultaneously lowering its carbon footprint. The roofs of the building could be ...more »

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PRUNING THE WORKFORCE-Eliminate MRA...allow 30 and out like Military

Like any robust thriving plant, the government workforce needs a pruning. Recommend providing 3-5 years additional time to employees tenure who have reached 30 years service but are still short of Minimum Retirement Age (MRA). If an employee accepts the added time which puts them at MRA and 30 years service, they must execute retirement option within 6 months. This would allow a new generation, in particular the war veterans, ...more »

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Non-Refundable Airline Tickets

I suggest the Department allow employees to book non-refundable airline tickets for travel. Currently, employees are prohibited from buying non-refundable airline tickets. Refundable airline tickets are typically 2 to 3 times more expensive than non-refundable, and in some cases even more. There would be a significant savings, even if an employee had to cancel their official travel plans. For example, a non-refundable ...more »

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Budgeting for overtime expenditures

I recommend that the budget process be revised to include an incentive for end of year return of unspent funds to the Treasury. The current process discourages the lapsing of funds as managerial incompetence in planning overtime expenditures. In reality, in our environment, volcanos, inclement weather, unrest, etc play a determining role in overtime expenses incurred.

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USCIS: ISSUANCE OF FEDERAL DOCUMENTS IN PERSON

I would like to suggest that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: US Citizenship & Immigration Services begin to issue Federal Diocuments such as Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents to beneficiaries "in-person". When these documents are mailed, they get lost or are stolen. Since the USCIS no longer sends these documents registered and requiring a signature proof, the spike ...more »

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Use MPs on airplanes instead of marshals

Instead of using air marshals, use military police. Have them on TDY orders of less than 30 days. This will eliminate separation pay, separate pay for rations and all overhead costs of paying a workforce. The soldiers can stay in a hotel or local barracks.

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Get rid of the illegal aliens, even those with anchor babies.

I hear one woman in Florida is getting $1500 per child per month for 8 "anchor babies" born in the USA while the mother is an illegal alien. That is $12,000 per month + she gets food stamps, and all of this welfare is probably tax free. Something is very wrong here. Get rid of the tens of thousands (or millions) of illegal aliens, and adopt a FEDERAL (not state) law that prohibits illegal aliens from staying in the ...more »

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TIME SHEET DUPLICATE

Eliminate paper time sheets. We complete a Time sheet on the web and then submit a paper sheet as a duplicate. This costs paper, time, and money for all concerned. This is a simple way to save some money, There is really no good reason for this practice to continue.

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