Department of Defense

Save money and increase efficiency through 4 day work weeks

I suggest that the Government go to a 4 day 40 hour week with all employees having Friday off. 1. The Government would save on utility costs for buildings i.e. 4 days instead of 5. This would save millions of dollars a year on energy. 2. Custodial services cost would decrease. 3. Transportation costs would decrease. The road systems would last longer with less cars on the road and would lower tranportation emissions ...more »

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CONDITIONAL RESIDENT CARDS. A TRUE SOLUTION TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

There are not 100 illegal immigrants in the USA‚Ķ.. There are thousands. A CONDITIONAL RESIDENT CARD should be given to immigrants who DO NOT have a criminal record for murder, rape, DUI, or domestic violence. Those illegal immigrants who, at any point in their stay in the US, committed those crimes, should get DEPORTED to their country of origin right away. Illegal immigrants should pay a fine of $2,000 to $6,000 if ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Default Typeset

Change all default typeset to Century Gothic, which saves 30% more ink than Arial. This would result in millions of dollars in savings for the government, with a very simple change.

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Social Security Administration

Streamlining the Overpayment Adjudication Process at SSA

I suggest you streamline the overpayment adjudication process. It would be more efficient to automatically address waiver in the adjudication of a claimant's challenge to an overpayment. This would reduce the number of hearings and ultimately requests for review. It would allow ALJ's to address all overpayment related issues in one step, instead of the current bifurcated process in which we handle overpayments and ...more »

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Department of State

Being brief and briefing

Brief why - So many words for a simple thing! Not wise. Briefing why - Good to catch up with short briefings from colleagues and supervisors! So here it is, my submission before the extended last day July 29th: Brevity in words not in work Improve work and relations Smile and have patience Gratitude for little things Seize the moment aspire to greatness More partners and friends galore Google and profile ...more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

FUND WATERSENSE! You know the VALUE OF CLEAN WATER, but do you really know its TRUE COST?

Similar to Energy Star, WaterSense is a voluntary partnership program developed by EPA that seeks to promote water efficiency and conservation through increasing the market for water-efficient products with demonstrated exceptional performance, while also encouraging innovative marketing low water-use practices. Also like Energy Star, WaterSense allows products that are tested and proven to meet EPA specifications to ...more »

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Department of Defense

Outsourse the Defense Civilian Pay System (DCPS) to National Finance Center (NFC)

The Defense Civilian Pay System (DCPS) is the standard Department of Defense civilian pay system. DCPS provides biweekly payroll services to approximately 800,000 Defense and non-Defense agency civilian employees throughout the world. DCPS payroll system software supports the Departments of Army, Navy, Air Force, Energy, and Health and Human Services; other Defense Agencies; the Executive Office of the President; and ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program

What: Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program (THP). How: The idea is to transform the current program into a program that will help individuals and their families transition into independent status within 6 months. This program will restructure the Section-8 funding. Average families typically stay in the program for 2-3 years if not longer, and HUD currently pays market rate for this service. ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

CONSOLIDATE FOLLOWING RELATED OMB POLICY FUNCTIONS UNDER ONE OFFICE: ACQUISITIONS, ASSISTANCE, PRIZES AND CHALLENGES

These functions are related and efficiencies could be gained by having one policy office to focus on all of these areas. Federal acquisition management and federal assistance management are similar in that they both involve providing a substantial amount of funds to nonfederal entities and monitoring how those funds are used to meet specific objectives. Prizes and challenges are funded through grants, contracts, and ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Federal Government Information Technology Best Practices Website

I have observed a need for a single, federal government best practices website for federal Information Techonology (IT) projects. The IT best practices website would include best practices related to IT related project management, requirements gathering, risks assessment, IT reference materials, systems testing information, systems training, systems security, and other established IT related best practices. By having ...more »

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Department of the Interior

Create One Centralized Contracting Office within DOI

Despite guidance of the FAR individulal contracting offices seem to interpret that guidance drastically differently... from agency to agency, CO to CO. While the FAR has not changed significantly in the recent past, it seems that the ability to get projects through the contracting process has become more and more cumbersome... almost to the point where, for some offices, its no longer "risk management", its only 100% ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Section 508 Office

Please set up a Section 508 office which can track widely used equipment and software so that agencies do not repeat each others work (buyaccessible does not do this). That office should also liasion with vendors to increase 508 awareness.

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