Office of Personnel Management

Redefine Liberal Leave Policy to allow Telework

When OPM declares "Liberal Leave Policy" due to inclement weather or other events/emergencies, Federal employees are expected to use annual leave (without prior supervisory approval) or come in to work. I suggest that the "Liberal Leave Policy" be revised to also allow employees with valid telework agreements to telework from home (without prior supervisory approval). This would greatly increase Federal employee productivity ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Telework from a Convenient Worksite

Establish a telework site at all large federal buildings. This would enable those who live close to those buildings to telework from a location close to their homes. It would reduce traffic congestion, improve morale, provide a secure facility for telework, and enable those without suitable office conditions at home to telework.

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District of Columbia

Relocate government offices outisde the DC metro

Locality pay is very high in the DC metro. Unemployment rates are very high in many cities with significantly lower locality pay rates. The government can realize significant savings in payroll and help reviltalize cities effected by the recession by relocating large groups of federal employees to other cities. Modern technology allows for many conveniences including less dependance on physical location. Lets save money ...more »

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Department of Transportation

Passing-Only Lanes

Before spending billions each year to widen roads or establish HOV or HOT lanes, why not do something that the European's have had for years. In lieu of an effective national surface transportation system (i.e., one not based on internal combustion), restrict the far left lanes of limited-access highways as "passing-only" lanes. Enforcement of passing-only in the left lane would be a cheaper and effective means of improving ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Introduce Highway Congestion Pricing Nationwide

I suggest that highway congestion pricing be introduced nation-wide with rebates to those in the lower income groups. Travel behavior has been shown to be remarkably responsive to price variations and congestion pricing would reduce congestion during periods of peak demand

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