Department of Housing and Urban Development

Military Housing Assistance Program (HAP) Expansion Needed

Housing Assistance Program expansion needed in critical states to avoid foreclosure of homes for military. Amend the law to expand the period of participation in HAP to include homes bought in all of 2006 by military. Current plan limits to homes bought in 30 June 2006 and this is causing many military to face foreclosure, bankruptsy, risk their security clearnance, or even discharge early from service.

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Legislative Branch

Reduction In Force Law Change to save money

Change the laws regarding work reductions and not being able to receive preferrential hiring consideration on a promotion, if you're highly qualified, that is in your local commuting area as opposed to having to move to a job that is still in your Agency at your current level. This would save Agencies hundreds of thousands and possibly even millions of dollars. I went through this last year. The plant I was assigned ...more »

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Department of Education

Federal Student Loans and Payroll

Offer employees an option to have their Federal Student loan payments directly deducted from payroll IF the loan is consolidated. By doing this, employees should receive a reduced interest rate and the Department of Education is guaranteeing minimally missed payments from federal employees. Employees should also be able to go online and direct increased amounts of paychecks towards student loan debt—For example, a year-end ...more »

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Postal Service

Use USPS NOT FedEx for Government Savings and Security

At USDA/NASS we use FedEx all the time for packages and envelopes, especially for 'priority' deliveries. It’s no secret that the USPS is suffering. Instead of 'outsourcing' shipping AND bailing out the USPS why not keep all mail originating from federal offices in the federal system and use the USPS? The USPS offers the exact same services as FedEX and since it is in the federal system, in theory, our federally protected ...more »

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