Department of Health and Human Services

Combine Medical Arts Services

I suggest that the NIH combine all the Office of Research Services Division of Medical Arts with the National Library of Medicine's Lister Hill Center Audio Visual Program Development Branch, as well as the NHGRI's, OD's and NCI's video production efforts. The NLM's organization duplicates all of the services that DMA provides and they do not have the volume of work to support the organization. DMA has the capabilities ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Tie Training to Performance Metrics, Not Feedback

According to a study of the highly successful - and efficent - Boys & Girls Clubs of America, experts concluded that "by tying the curricula of training more closely to key performance metrics and then measuring its impact on them, organizations can generate greater value from training programs and find useful insights to improve programs constantly." By reforming training throughout the United States government -- consolidating ...more »

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The Air Program Information Management System (APIMS) Implemented Federal Government Wide for Implementing Executive Order 13512

APIMS is an Air Force owned IT system, specifically designed to do Air Emission Inventories (AEI) including Green House Gas Inventories. I has the capabilities to do Scope 1,2 & 3 as it applies to these inventories, it is a web based system, fully accredited and secured and hosted at DISA Oak City. With the standizing of algorithms, naming convention and scope requirements already available, this truly makes APIMS the ...more »

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CONVERSION FROM THE NSPS PAY SECDULE BACK TO THE GS PAY SCHEDULE.

As part of the conversion from NSPS back to the GS pay schedule, any employee that would be being paid at a rate over the top step in the GS grade they would be going back to, would be automatically be placed into the next higher grade level at the appropriate step equivalent to their present pay. It is inconceivable to me that the government would believe that disgruntled employees would work harder that satisfied employees. ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

An Engineer Looks at Health Care Delivery

An Engineer Looks at Health Care Delivery Anthony J. Daquino, RN, BE, BSN, CCRN, CEN Veteran, Army Special Forces, Combat Tour, Vietnam/Laos 1969/70 As someone with one foot in each industry (a licensed RN for 15 years and an engineer for 20 years prior to that), it is my belief that healthcare has much to learn from manufacturing regarding Quality Assurance. This does not require spending millions, thousands or even ...more »

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Lean and mean

Follow the example of the ever-so-brilliant upper management wonks who decided to zone so many jobs, since we at the field level each can clearly do the work of three people, and do the same with upper management: eliminate 2-out-of-3 GS-13 and above positions, consolidating the work into one for the poor sod who is left. This will save an immense amount of money, and vastly improve the morale of field employees, while ...more »

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Dual Monitors

Give employees duel monitors, especially administrative staff. The increased efficiency has been touted by many tech companies and websites. Some government agencies have started to roll them out on their own. People that try them love them. It’s cheap to implement (often just the cost of a second monitor).

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