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Past Work Experience

I suggest that you allow a persons work experience to go back farther thatn 3 or 5 years. Yes some things do change and so do procedures but not that much. One might have experience to land a job if their past experience can be checked into. There are so many people out of work and this could possible help them get employment.

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Improve management training to improve morale

Improve EEO/employee union contract/ethics traning for managers and supervisor. Many have no idea when they are trampling on employee labor laws and right. This would save millions of dollars in EEO complaints, grievances, and improve employee morale. Managers should be held accountable once they receive training to provide a fair, unbiased, and non-discriminatory workplace. Stop managers from retaliating for legal ...more »

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Teen Incentives Programs

I suggest that you have a program for the youth who are not yet old enough to work at a salaried job. There are many youth between the age of 12 to 15 who can do volunteer work at places like the boys and girls club and help with the meals, and assisting the staff in the classrooms during the summer. Instead of getting a salary they get paid with incentive items ie Mall Certificates, Pizza Places, Movie tickets things ...more »

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No cost solution to increase economic indicator accuracy

We need to make those surveys used for primary federal economic indicators, mandatory. This would make our data collection process more efficient, and our estimates more accurate. This is a simple no cost solution to enhance statistics used across compared to other more expensive options. The benefits to policy makers and industry from understanding our economy that much better would pay in dividents through greater efficiencies. ...more »

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Reduce Mailing Costs

Background: For many years DOL/MSHA/PEIR has mailed multi-part forms to mine operators and contractors that can be filled in and inserted in a return envelope. The information on the 7000-2 mailers consists of quarterly employment data and coal production data for coal mines. These submissions are required under 30 CFR, Part 50, Subpart D, Section 50.30. Mailing of the multi-part forms is considered a courtesy that ...more »

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Unemployment Benefits

I suggest you remove unemployment benefits from individuals who are not actively searching for a job or refuse to take a reasonable job offer.

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Motivated employees lead to increased efficiency in the workplace

Personnel are the bottom line. Various programs to motivate and increase morale for those in the workplace would ultimately lead to increased efficiency and more bang for your buck.

 

Look at this list of the 100 greatest companies to work for: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2009/full_list/.

 

Would your place of work be on this list?

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If it costs 3 million to build a bridge make the bidder pay for the extras not the taxpayer.

If the Gov't hires a contractor to build a bridge, pave a road or dig a tunnel into a major city like Boston, hold them accountable for everything including their own personal overspending. For example the "Big Dig" was supposed to cost 3 million dollars instead it cost over 13 million dollars. If they bid 3 million make them pay the other 10 million to finish the job, it's their own stupid fault for underbidding! Same ...more »

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Lose the Dead Weight, Hold Workers Accountable for Not Working.

Hold people accountable for their actions. Why is it so hard to fire someone from the federal government? People always say "Once you're in, your in, you'll never get fired." There shouldn't be any truth to that, and yet there is. Get rid of the dead weight and spark a fire in workers to work hard for the money! Federal jobs shouldn't be cushy jobs, they should jobs where people want to work hard and implement change, ...more »

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develop a (green) jobs program to train unemployed workers for future job needs

depelop a jobs program similar to the CETA program (an education training program) in the 1970s. The program was designed to provide jobs/training at universities, large companies, etc. The training /job would develop skills for jobs that are in demand, now and in the future. "green jobs" would be a good example of how the training could be applied.

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ELECTRONIC FAXES

I suggest you use an electronic fax so that we could save on paper. Employees would print only documents needed.

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Paperless

Paperless, paperless, paperless. There needs to be a government wide effort to reduce the amount of paper used/wasted. Great examples of this working is when DFAS started paperless LES statements or the Air Force started using the paperless e-invite program. Not only will this save a lot of money but it will benefit the environment.

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