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Government Bicycles!

I just heard about the “SAVE,” award today. I wish that I would have had more time to better breakdown my ideas but they are both fairly simple. Idea #1: I work for the United States Army Garrison Schweinfurt. It is a great military community. Our community is a little spread out on several sites. I think it would be a wonderful idea to have a government bicycle system for making trips between the sites. Since we are ...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 Veterans Affairs

Creat a Culture of Health and Fitness

The VA, as the largest healthcare institution in the U.S. needs to create a culture of health and fitness. Look around VA facilities today, and you will see many overweight and unfit employees. Many of whom are smokers. What kind of message does this send to our patients? How can we expect them to adopt a healthy lifestyle, when it is readily apparent that healthcare employees do not have one? Poor physical and ...more »

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No More Junk Food Ads

Prohibit advertisements for foods and beverages which have no nutritional value. This would apply to foods and beverages which exceed a minimal level of harmful fat and sugar. This would reduce the prevalence of obesity, especially in children who are attracted to these ads.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Prevention: Govt can do better than an F

Prevention is the most cost-effective health strategy. The American health care system gets an "F" when it comes to acting on several prevention strategies that could save the most lives. This paradigm should change. Let's start by eliminating secondhand smoke. This can be accomplished by posting "smokefree zone signs" and issuing fines to violators. Make the national mall and all federal property smokefree, for starters. ...more »

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Department of State

Let's Move, Federal Government!!

The Federal Government is too fat, pays too much for health care, and has some of the most decrepit gyms in the city. Let's encourage Federal workers to be less obese, not just by serving better food in the cafeteria, but also by installing better, more attractive workout spaces in Federal buildings. Give incentives to employees to use the gym, make it free, and have each employee create an account, swiping in and out ...more »

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Department of Energy

Stair Master

Finish unfinished stair wells at Federal agencies. This can be accomplished by first removing gray doors and creating better signage to indicate where these stairs are. Moreover, the addition of such features as carpeting could make these stairwells more inviting. This will allow for (1) better energy efficiency and (2) the promotion of health & fitness among Federal employees.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Institute Health and Fitness Programs

Each year, tens of millions is spent on health care costs for federal employees. To reduce some of this cost, I propose that agencies institute health and fitness programs. This includes peer-lead exercise regiments designed with accountability and friendship in mind. This program should also includes nutrition in the form of assistance with meal planning. When presented with food court options consisting of both healthy ...more »

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Department of Defense

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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Department of Health and Human Services

Junk the Junk Food!

Upgrade government cafeteria food choices to HEALTHY. Stop selling junk food, sodas, high fat and high cholesterol foods in government cafeterias and vending machines. This will improve health, reduce sickness, reduce healthcare costs, and reduce health insurance premiums.

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Medical Care

It is a well-known fact that medical expenses are skyrocketing, with no end in sight. It is also well-known that most of these expenses are related to preventable diseases that arise due to a lack of physical activity and poor diet. This may be due to a lack of individual responsibility, or a lack of knowledge and guidance. However the problem arises, the long-term medical care is exorbitantly expensive while fitness ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Require Agency to Implement TeleWork Policy For All Eligible Positions

Increase the number of people working from home by requiring that agencies implement, support, and enforce their policies and allow ALL individuals in positions which have been identified as eligible to work remotely to work from home. Use the pay periods as measures and set up a schedule where half the office works from home on Monday/Wednesday/Friday of the first week and Tuesday and Thursday of the second week and ...more »

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