Department of Health and Human Services

50% of a Federal Employee's work hours should be when most of the community he services is off work.

This will make federal workers more available to citizens.

 

The energy & communication costs should be lower during non-peak hours.

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Department of Defense

Expedite Contract definitizations - control government spending – save billions of dollars!!!

Expedite Contract definitizations - control government costs – save billions of dollars! According to the GAO 2005 report approx. $7billion of defense spending a year is being executed under Undefinitized Contract Actions (UCAs). Due to the lack of cost control under UCAs, the government is exposed to billions of dollars of wasted/uncontrolled spending with little to no accountability. I propose the government implementing ...more »

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Department of Justice

Inmate Work Requirements

Prisoners should have to work off their incarceration expenses: room and board, meals, clothing/laundry, electricity, heating/cooling, water for showers, waste disposal costs, health care, etc. No more free rides for having broken the law. In addition, hourly work load is based on a system that considers several factors: criminal record (each subsequent incarceration results in more work hours,) degree of crime committed ...more »

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Department of Defense

Overseas limitation

The five-year overseas limitation should be eliminated. The rule limiting Department of Defense employees serving overseas should be changed. Capable, valuable employees should be permitted to continue to serve for a longer period. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs would be greatly reduced, effectiveness and efficiency would be greatly improved with this increased continuity of operations. The increased turnover ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

One captain on the ship

Ensure a single accountable authority for all programs, especially multi-agency programs. When more than one organization has equal authority on a program, stalemates can occur over design or implementation differences. There should always be one clear management authority capable of resolving differences and moving a program forward, without endless "stakeholder" review cycles.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Full life cycle funding

Fund a program's full life cycle upon selection. Instead of tying late-phase funding to future appropriations cycles, carve out everything needed from cradle to grave in the funding cycle when selection occurs. There are two advantages to doing this: (1) All program costs are fixed in dollars for the year of selection--no inflation growth. Program managers would have the flexibility to manage to their costs over the ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Embrace Technology: Implement Computer-Based Interactive and Adaptive Training

The US Census Bureau has spent millions of dollars over the last year simply to train their staff and field employees. A large amount of this training was repetitious, most notably when previous employees were brought back for new operations and subsequently re-trained on the payroll procedures, Privacy Act regulations, and countless other topics that are not operation-specific. Thousands of employees were also forced ...more »

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Office of Director of National Intelligence

Consolidate Security Clearances

Consolidate Security Clearances into one standard verses having DHS, DOD, CIA, DEA, NSA, USCG, ICE, ATF, etc… each having their own. Can you imagine the man hours saved and better inter-agency interaction when all organizations adhere to one standard?

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Department of Education

STATE EMPLOYEES HELP THE COMMUNITY

I suggest you encourage State Employees to help with charities/community work monthly or have a quota done every 6 months (for example clean the community, teach writing/reading, help the poor, help builders...) Everyone should give a little bit back of their knowledge to the community but this should be compulsory to every department such as a 'duty'. This would help to save spending on training people...

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Save Cost on IT Reasources

IT resources (computer, networks, email, phone, etc.) at NASA have been outsourced on a contract called Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA (ODIN) which is run by Lockheed Martin. With ODIN, the costs of our IT has increased! Also, we are getting lower quality computers and technical support has gone down relative to when each organization managed their own computer resources in house. I suggest we cancel the ODIN ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Utilize local Federal Employees in case of National Incident before Paying for Transporting other Employees from other parts of

Since the beginning of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, there has been a large movement of Federal employees to the Gulf Coast for temporary work. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (formerly Minerals Management Service) has the largest workforce of DOI employees located in the region at the New Orleans Office. Within the BOEM New Orleans office, there are at least 100 biologist, physical scientists, ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Internet Bandwidth Efficiency via Self-Regulation

Allow self-regulation of bandwith misuse by publishing, on an office by office basis, weekly rankings of top computer bandwidth hogs. (E.g., (1) John Smith -- consumed 20% of all used office bandwidth, (2) Jane Jones -- consumed 17%, etc.). This maintains privacy by not specifying what websites users are visiting while making heavy users feel guilty for their extensive use (unless work-related). Furthermore, to the ...more »

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