General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Department of Defense

Save Hundreds/Thousands of Dollars on Health Care Premiums by Offering a 2-Party Health Care Plan

The Federal Government and its employees could save hundreds of dollars each month if there was a 2-Party health care plan option offered, not just a Family plan. I was a single parent for 15 years (just recently married) and all other employment before working for the Government offered 2-Party plans. My insurance premium more than doubled (nearly tripled) going to a Family plan. Besides single parents, there are a lot ...more »

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Legislative Branch

CONDITIONAL RESIDENT CARDS. A TRUE SOLUTION TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

There are not 100 illegal immigrants in the USA….. There are thousands. A CONDITIONAL RESIDENT CARD should be given to immigrants who DO NOT have a criminal record for murder, rape, DUI, or domestic violence. Those illegal immigrants who, at any point in their stay in the US, committed those crimes, should get DEPORTED to their country of origin right away. Illegal immigrants should pay a fine of $2,000 to $6,000 if ...more »

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Department of State

Being brief and briefing

Brief why - So many words for a simple thing! Not wise. Briefing why - Good to catch up with short briefings from colleagues and supervisors! So here it is, my submission before the extended last day July 29th: Brevity in words not in work Improve work and relations Smile and have patience Gratitude for little things Seize the moment aspire to greatness More partners and friends galore Google and profile ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Let Married Coworkers Share Accommodations

Let husbands and wives that are working together in the field stay in the same hotel room. Currently, it is many agencies policy to pay for two hotel rooms regardless of whether or the two employees are married and plan to stay in only one room. Agencies will pay for adjoining rooms, but that doesn’t make much financial sense. By allowing for husbands and wives to rent one room as they would like to do anyways, and not ...more »

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Department of Labor

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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Department of Veterans Affairs

Create a national veteran education benefit contract

Create a national contract for education benefits for veterans - billed to a single payer station in VA (similar to a GSA schedule). Veteran may choose any university where they can be accepted at the negotiated contract rate. Offer veterans incentives to choose lower priced accredited education, such as online programs - and the veteran will receive 25% of cost savings or extended benefits.

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Department of Homeland Security

Work Camps

Unemployment in this country is at emergency levels. Welfare recipients need not just be given food, clothing and housing, but they need to learn some valuable life skills. Since this is an emergency, I suggest that FEMA set up camps (similar to those set up for hurricanes and natural disasters) that are designed to put the welfare recipients to work. Anyone who wants to receive free government benefits is welcome ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Reduce Payroll Costs

I suggest each individual submitting an idea which obviously increases costs to the government be counseled by a superior who also evaluates fitness for the job. It is clear many ideas are submitted by individuals with no concept of the term "SAVE MONEY".and simply cannot follow instructions. Give me cellular modems, give me a car, give me benefits. Give ME a break! Get rid of these selfish "Gimme Gimme" employees ...more »

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Department of Agriculture

End Temporary Seasonal and NTE Employment to Permanent Seasonal and PFT

I suggest you change Temporary Seasonal employees to Permanent Seasonal Employees and Not To Exceed employees in to Permanent Full Time employees, expecially those that come back year after year. We spend so much money on hiring, training, and separating our Temporary Seasonal employees when we could be using this time and money to do meaningful work. Also I know from experience how discouraging it is to work as a NTE ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Install computer in hospital rooms for passdown during rounds

I suggest that hospitals install computers in each room or provide notebooks, so that nurses (and doctors) can perform their passdown to the next shift while making rounds. Nurses and doctors need to be in the rooms, not behind a big counter. Savings come in efficiency - using the health care providers as such (not records keepers) and in identifying patient needs so that they get healthy faster. Speeds up shift changes. ...more »

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Reduced Work Week

Allow full time employees (especially parents) the option to work 32 hours per week with a commensurate reduction in salary (i.e., 20% reduction in pay and benefits). Most salaried employees will get just as much done in a shorter work week and be grateful for the opportunity to spend more time with their families. The reduction in salaries will save a great deal of money and the famliy friendly policy will make happier, ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Prevent Waste of Prescription Drugs

I suggest that hospital reduce waste of prescription medications by dispensing smaller amounts on an as needed basis only, by providing "left-over" drugs to the patient at cost, by buying meds that can be provided in single doses and by having hospital pharmacists determine whether the patient can just take medication from home instead of getting extras from the hospital. Dispensarys should be located on each floor. ...more »

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