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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

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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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Department of Education

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Denying Federal Benefits to Actively Wanted Felons

The Departments of Agriculture, Veterans Affairs, and Social Security have programs which deny benefits to persons who are wanted in other jurisdictions in local, state and federal databases for felony crimes. These absconders from justice may use the benefits they receive to further their escape from facing justice and also should not be entitled to tax payer funds until their obligations have been satisfied, this could ...more »

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Department of Commerce

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Outsource

Federal employees are used to a stable job amidst an unstable economy. There are many proposals to allow more teleworking. Take the suggestion further by allowing the U.S. to outsource the jobs that can be teleworked. India has many highly qualified and well-trained staff. Entire corporations exist that allow U.S. companies to handle desk tasks from India. Save taxpayer money by allowing many government workers to ...more »

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Department of State

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Government at all levels can Save Zillions of Dollars

Let us change how all levels all of Government, including Federal and State and local entities, approach spending at the end of each fiscal year. Organizations are afraid if they don't spend their budgets that money will be lost, job justification sacrificed, and their budgets reduced the following year. This fear strongly encourages a spending spree at the end of each fiscal year that results in zillions of tax dollars ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

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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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Office of Personnel Management

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Mandatory CWS and/or Telework based on COOP Plan

I recommend that all Federal Agencies make it mandatory for Non-Essential Personnel, based on their COOP Plan, to either have a Compressed Work Schedule (CWS) of 9 hour or 10 hour days and/or Telework one or two days a week. I believe that Non-Essential Personnel can still get their work done and work a CWS or Telework and it would not affect employee output based on an Agency’s COOP Plan definition of “Non-Essential ...more »

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Department of Energy

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Government Security Clearances Be Recognized By TSA

I suggest that Federal Employees who have a current Security Clearance that has been performed as a requirement for their job and includes background and national agency checks and interviews should be allowed by the Transportation Safety Agency to go through minimal security screening and that their HSPD-12 Government ID be used for expeditious service. This would enhance security, reduce TSA costs, improve customer ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

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Government-wide Early Retirement and $50,000 Separation Bonus

Approximately 50 percent of Federal Employees are eligible to retire over the next five years. Notwithstanding, in recent years the actual number of retirements has been very low. The average age of Federal Government employees is now approaching 50 years old. Qualified individuals who are seeking employment from the outside are finding it very difficult to enter the Federal Government because most jobs are encumbered ...more »

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Department of Transportation

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Travel & Transit Costs

Transportation is a major source of spending everywhere. Here are some problem areas that, if controlled, could reduce spending. - Better management of air travel costs. Seen a lot of that here, but it is good to reitterate. Allow for the traveler to find the lowest price possible, let them choose if they want to travel econ or business, instead of first class. Plenty of other costs associated with this that can be controlled ...more »

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Department of Transportation

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Travel & Transit Costs

Transportation is a major source of spending everywhere. Here are some problem areas that, if controlled, could reduce spending. - Better management of air travel costs. Seen a lot of that here, but it is good to reitterate. Allow for the traveler to find the lowest price possible, let them choose if they want to travel econ or business, instead of first class. Plenty of other costs associated with this that can be controlled ...more »

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