I would like to make a suggestion that may seem large and sweeping; however, the savings in assets and resources and the gains in efficiencies would be substantial. The private sector has a powerful tool to increase efficiencies and reduce redundancies. This certification is referred to as ISO 9000 in series. I suggest SSA consider this or some form of Standardization to implement more productive processing of data. This ...more »
Although I am new to the Social Security Administration (SSA), my fresh perspective allows me to notice inefficiencies and budgetary waste with a sense of urgency that seasoned employees may not have. The following idea will yield immediate savings by lowering our costs and reduce administrative burden while making the social security benefit system timelier, more accurate, and more accountable (this is SSA’s mission ...more »
The SSA should switch to digital time recording for employees. If the time records were electronic we would save paper and have an accurate record of time. Additionally, since our time and leave is monitored online we could submit leave requests using electronic means which would make work more productive for employees and management.
We should incorporate Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips into the annual and lifetime passes for the National Park Service and other federal fee lands in order to drastically reduce carbon emissions from vehicles waiting to enter our national parks and other federal fee areas. Actually, this idea would provide many benefits including enhanced visitor experience due to quicker entrance, more accurate collection ...more »
I suggest that the Federal Trade Commission take a very hard look at the credit scoring products offered by the Nation's Credit Bureaus. Often the scores provided do not match the scores generated by the credit agencies. The Plus Score offered by Experien, for instance, has been around since the 1990s and is completely inaccurate. The Credit Bureaus are selling credit monitoring products that are inaccurate and thereby ...more »