Department of Defense

Offer buy-out to Fedreal civilian employees

This could apply to Federal Civilian Employees accross the board. Offer a lump sum buyout to civilian employees for those positions that are overmanned or under-utilized. Lump sum buyouts and early retirement was used successfully in the 90s. Offer a buyout or early retirement package based on the individual's rank, salary and years of service. In the long run, money will be saved by eliminating excess positions ...more »

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Eliminate Excessive Holiday Leave for Some Federal Employees

Only allow 80 hours of holiday leave per year for each Federal Civilian. Currently, Federal Employees working the Alternate Work Schedule or "four 10's" have increased Holiday Leave +10-20 hours per individual. These hours are additional non-productive time for each associated position, office, agency. Consider: (1) temporary adjustment of work schedules for pay periods which include Federal holidays, or (2) allow affected ...more »

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Civilian/Contract Workers

Minimize the amount of contractors hired to perform duties that trained military members can perform. This would save money and allow fellow service members to obtain and or utilize their training at a much smaller expense to the Government. For instance, if there is need to have a Port Security Specialist at a unit, there is NO reason to have a civilian fulfill that job at 04 times the amount that a trained Petty Officer ...more »

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Consolidate local military recruiters into one civilian position

My innovation is to change the military recruitment process by having civilian recruiters. Personnel: One GS-11/12 could replace five E-5/6’s. There is savings in personnel costs and those uniformed individuals can rejoin their unit and ease some of the combat rotations. Marketing: Currently, millions of tax dollars are spent by each branch in competition with the other. The Army gets a rock climbing wall; the Marines ...more »

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VTO (Voluntary Time-Off) for All Departments of Government

Voluntary Time-Off (VTO) would help the Government save money without cutting jobs and decrease the amount of burden on the tax payer. This would be a program by which an employee can voluntarily and temporarily reduce the number of hours worked on a daily, week, pay period, or monthly basis. Hours not worked are on a non-paid status. The program would be able to reduce (any agency's) expenses by allowing employees to ...more »

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Total Force Initiative Government Wide

Foster a work environment that doesn't see military, civilian or contractor. Utilize military members where civilian resources are lacking, assign civilians to military posts for an alternate experience (not just to go to war zones), and incorporate contractors into related assignments to ensure they have the most exposure and understand what the expectations are of their projects. We need to work together and understand ...more »

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Eliminate DCPDS at the Air Force Peronnel Center

Eliminate DCPDS! Defense Civilian Personnel Database System (DCPDS) is slow and cumbersome costing the Department of Defense millions in man hours and frustrating employees! At present it takes at least 120 days to effectively process a Request for Personnel Action (RPA) for employees that experience a change in their careers. The system, overwhelmed by the number of personnel action for Air Force Civilians does not ...more »

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Term Limits for Key DoD Civilian Leadership Positions

Establish term limits for senior civilian leaders in critical positions. A few years ago at a PEO/SYSCOM conference at Ft Belvoir, a USMC General as part of a panel made this point when asked how to reform Defense Acquisitions. There are some career bureaucrats with stale ideas that are locked into a critical leadership position within OSD or the military branches. Some have been in the same position for 10 years and ...more »

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Civilian Leadership Tracks

Create a civilian assention program identical to the officer assention program for civilians that would like to elevate in the ranks. Currently it is up to the civilian to find opportunities to promote, network and hope to get jobs with increasing responsibility. A great deal of talent is lost being stuck at base level somewhere with no upward mobility potential. They are working towards this currently but it needs to ...more »

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3 HOURS GRANTED PER WEEK - CIVILIAN FITNESS PROGRAM - HEALTH AND WELLNESS

I would like to encourage the DoD, and all agencies under OPM to expand its emphasis on improving and encouraging health and wellness plans within agencies. The use of DoD and OPM directives to make broad statements about general health and wellness programs does not encourage agencies to think ‘outside of the box.’ My recommendation would be to create a ‘toolkit’ of programs that individual agencies could use, with OPM ...more »

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Convert US Coast Guard to a civilian workforce

The US Coast Guard is not unlike any other multi-function agency. They have defense, safety, emergency response, and mission support assets just like ICE, CBP, or FBI. Converting to a civilian government office (which would still be smaller than the NYPD), you could save in travel/relocation costs, retirement, and myriad other costs associated with outfitting an armed force.

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