Office of Government Ethics

Office of Government Ethics

Enforce the standards of ethical conduct immediately

I suggest the Office of Government Ethics develops an effective and efficient program to successfully enforce its standards of ethical conduct. This would promote true accountability among managers and supervisors and at the same time would decrease fraud waste and abuse. The fact is that government employees should be constantly reminded of their obligation to serve the interest of the United States of America first. ...more »

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Local HRO/EEO Personnel Leadership Change-Fewer Lawsuits

Change the leadership structure of the HRO/EEO personnel at each organization to show a centralized leadership chain at a location away from the organization. That will facilitate perceptions of fairness at each organization becasue the employees will not feel the HRO/EEO personnel are working for the organization's leadership. It will also help the HRO/EEO personnel assist the employees without feeling threatened by ...more »

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Start holding contractors responsible for not completing projects on time or on budget they bid in

Should start writting contracts that include fines or penalties for non completion of contracts on time .

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Going Back to Basics

I think that we need to go back to basics. As government employees, we have the tendency to take things for granted. I observed this while on active duty and still see it now. We need to be aware of our work environment. If you are the last person at the office, turn off the lights. Make sure that the coffee maker, radios and other appliances are off. Be concientious of your printing. Stop killing trees. If you ...more »

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Executive Branch electronically filing SF 278s; OGE 450s

I suggest the Executive Branch electronically file SF 278, Public Financial Disclosure Report, and the OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. The Army operates FDM, https://www.fdm.army.mil, for electronic filing, reviewing, and processing already. It is being expanded to Department of Defense use. The Office of Government Ethics already uses it. The Department of Homeland Security has signed on to use ...more »

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OIG ABUSES

I suggest you hold the OIG accountable for melicious persecutions and attacks of investigations. Eliminate the discriminatory practices that the OIG uses in their "investigations". Hire more minority officers to do investigations. Have an independent review panel to review a percentage of investigations to determine the legality of these attacks that ruin peoples lives. Hold the oIg accountable for their actions. ...more »

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A better way to approach the day

I suggest you begin with looking into the affects of happy workers within the workforce when animated through such applications as the Fish! philosophy matched with people actively engaged in their jobs aimed towards a business oriented goal while serving the public. To help foster within the civil service a sense of pride in serving our country as much as those who do so abroad and in arms, as each function plays a ...more »

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Make "INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL" Mean Something Again

I can't believe how much we outsource which seems so clearly inherently government. Take for example, the recent Washington Post article about how much intelligence activities we outsource to private firms. Do we really want such institutional knowledge flowing outside government?

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Make "INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL" Mean Something Again

I can't believe how much we outsource which seems so clearly inherently government. Take for example, the recent Washington Post article about how much intelligence activities we outsource to private firms. Do we really want such institutional knowledge flowing outside government?

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We need the best

To get the best and brightest in management/decision making positions all job annoucements for supervisors or for grade level GS-13 and higher should be required to include some relocation costs. Agencies appear to be using the lack of relocation reimbursement to reduce competition in what is suppose to be merit promotions.

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Controlling Telecommunication Costs

Make available to each governement office an on-line report of outgoing phone calls (name, phone number and charges) for each phone in the office. The report should be reviewed by supervisors. Each employee should review the report for his or her phone calls; reimburse the government for personal calls listed; and as appropriate be encouraged to refrain from making long distance personal phone calls. It will help reduce ...more »

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Limit computer access because of waste

Set up all government computers to access (.gov) sites only unless actually needed for job. As a supervisor, I have a hard enough time keeping employees off the internet and they just added Facebook, My Space, and Twitter access for everyone. What on earth are we doing? That's like laying a cookie on a baby's high chair tray and telling the baby not to touch. There have to be billions of hours wasted by people surfing ...more »

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