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Email capability for messages to IRM

Have email and telephone voice mail access to leaving trouble shooting messages for IRM.

At this VA facility staff members are unable to report difficulties via email. Must call and leave message on a voice mail that seems to often get deleted by the staff picking up th e mail messages in the morning. Time saver and money saver as therei would be an electronic record of the situation ready for trouble shooting.

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Consolidated Cemeteries

Arlington Cemetery can benefit from a change in policy for storing remains. This policy should allow cemetary owners to consolidate graves over 100 years old. Consolidation can be done in different ways relating to at least 2 factors, the number of graves and the size of the cemetary. Stacking coffins in some instances, should be allowed. Cemeteries as large as the Arlington National Cementery can benefit emensily ...more »

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Government Trading Post On-Line

I suggest you...Many federal facilities have changing needs for equipment, furniture, medical supplies etc. Currently in many cases when buildings are renovated or remodeled there is a great deal of waste. Equipment and furniture which that particular department or hospital no longer has a need for is discarded and replaced with all new equipment and furniture. The waste is two-fold as not only is money spent on purchasing ...more »

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STANDARDAZATION OF THE VA DISABLILTY AND COMPENSIATION PROCESS

I found through other retired veterans that the process, response time and the amount given for the SAME “disability varies by state and V.A. hospital. I.E. Texas Vet get 70% for a knee injury but a Kansas Vet gets 10%? A Florida Vets gets 50% for sleep Apnea but an Oklahoma Vet gets 0%? A California vet gets 20% for hypertension and a Virginia vet gets 0%? This money is being spent wrong and the vets who need it for ...more »

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Physical Therapist

(These are ideas I have picked up throughout my 40 year career as a Physical Therapist from work places, co-workers and patients) Employee ideas • TOTAL TIME OFF (TTO) or PERSONAL TIME OFF (PTO) Rather than Vacation time and Sick time for employees, each employee would get 20 days to use as they choose. After 5 years, one day a year would be added up to 6 weeks off and that would be the max of days. ...more »

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SAVE MILLIONS!!!

Veterans need to know that they DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE MEDICARE if they are happy with their VA benefits OR if they are happy with their health insurance coverage from their current employer, OR just because they turn 65. Most of them say that they don't use Medicare because they have the VA medical benefits but thought that it was mandatory to have Medicare also. THIS IS CAUSING THE GOVERNMENT TO DOUBLE DIP FOR ONE PERSON. ...more »

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Renewable energy & Electric cars

My vision would be to use turbines and solar panels where it's practical to offset the costs of powering a federal building. A potential "selling" of extra energy back to the power companies could potentially help the Government to make some money. The second part of this suggestion is to buy "plug-in" electric cars like a Chevy Volt. No fuel usage if you have a charging station on your building. And if the power ...more »

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Run the VA like a business

Run the VA like a business. Hire the best and get rid of the slackers.

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Post 9/11 GI Bill BAH

I suggest you eliminate BAH payments for individuals who are working full-time and already have living arrangements.

I believe the intent of paying BAH is for full-time students who don't have a job and need the money for housing....it is wasteful (and dumb) to pay someone who is already housed and is working full-time.

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Tuition and Fee Assistance Program for civilian employees of Department of Veterans Affairs.

Add Tuition and Fee Assistance Program for civilian employees of Department of VA. Would increase morale and decrease staff turnover. A Tuition and Fee Assistance Program provides tuition assistance for accredited college and university courses as well as technical seminars completed during duty or non-duty hours. Tuition assistance helps employees meet the needs identified in their individual development plans. Department ...more »

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Open access first step in Patient centered Home Model

Since many veterans use the VA for prescription drugs, there is a duplication of patient visits (VA and private sector both charge for services). My suggestion is to #1 have a basic drug formulary that is consistent with all VAs (not so now) with individual contract additions allowed per region (VISN); #2 open the access for veterans to fill their prescriptions (mailed or dropped off at designated pharmacies) without ...more »

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Checklist for Purchase Card Buy

Idea Suggestion Title: Checklist for Purchase Card Buy Description: I submit the idea of all Federal government Purchase Card holders use a checklist while transaction business for the governemtn with their government purchase charge card. Regarding Gov't Purchase Cards, in 1994 Congress enacted the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act to make government purchasing easier and more responsive to customer demands, as ...more »

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