Legislative Branch

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 the Interior

Ration Gasoline

I suggest the Federal Government start rationing gasoline. Our country has not learned our lesson from the oil embargo in 1973. Oil consumption is out of control. Raising the price sent this country into one of the worst recessions in our nation's history and hurt the poor and middle class. The Gulf of Mexico is a cess pool, traffic is horrendous every where, there are shotages of heating oil in the winter, and our... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Computer Printers -Cartridge Expense/Government Wide

I suggest that 90% of printers for computers in government use do not need color printers. Printers should be developed for government use with black only cartridges. These cartridges could be made to have 3 times the amount of ink they hold now. The amount of money spent on ink cartridges for computer printers is astronomical.

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Department of Homeland Security

BALANCING LIFE AND THE MISSION: COMPRESSED SCHEDULING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Over the past few decades, many state and municipal law enforcement departments across the country have studied the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a compressed work schedule (CWS) for their uniformed officers and agents. “Lateral thinking,” coined by Edward de Bono (1970) is a set of approaches and techniques designed to find radically new approaches to problems - to come at them from the side rather than... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

STOP RENTING BUILDINGS AND BUY THEM!!!

The Transportation Security Administration has been occupying the same rental space (office buildings) since 2002. If the government would decide to BUY a building to house federal agencies, for their office space; that would be smarter financially for the future. Airports have been located in the same geographical areas for years; purchasing a building for office use, is just smarter business, in regards to saving... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Testing free open source software

There are free open source software packages that have the capabilities to meet most computing needs. However, it is my understanding that there is little investment on testing open source software to determine whether it meets the security standards of the Agency. I feel that the government can save money by establishing an open process for accepting requests, choosing and testing some of the suggested open software,... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Smoke free Federal Buildlings and Offices occupied by Federal Employees

Make Federal Buildings and Offices occupied by Federal agencies/bureaus smoke free environments. This would include the area surrounding the building. As a result, it would decrease the number of employees taking smoke breaks during the day, ultimately wasting the tax payers money. According the the CDC, 21% of adults over the age of 18 are smokers. The average smoker takes 4-6 smoke breaks per day. If it takes 15... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Student Loan Repayment Not Applicable Until After Minimum Service is Met

Student Loan Repayment is available to federal employees but it is on a case by case basis. As a result, many agencies only provide it to specific positions that are either hard to fill due to expertise or for positions in locations hard to fill. The end result is a number of employees such as Engineers and Lawyers that get the Student Loan Repayment because of the competitive field of work they are involved in. These... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Student Loan Repayment Not Applicable Until After Minimum Service is Met

Student Loan Repayment is available to federal employees but it is on a case by case basis. As a result, many agencies only provide it to specific positions that are either hard to fill due to expertise or for positions in locations hard to fill. The end result is a number of employees such as Engineers and Lawyers that get the Student Loan Repayment because of the competitive field of work they are involved in. These... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Decision cost model for contractor project award

The concept is to control construction costs on new and existing facilities. As government facilities age and new faclities are constructed, there is a need to allocate funds for construction. The next decision is to select a contractor for the project award for the construction project. This proposal will use a decision cost model for contractor selection. The decison cost model uses a common format to evaluate three... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Save 100s of billions or trillions of weapons program dollars by fixing FAR and DFARS data rights defects

To properly defend and realize the benefits of trillions of dollars invested in weapon system development, I recommend correcting the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS) deviations from public contract and military procurement data rights statutes. Those FARS deviations make defense and realization of the investment benefits nearly impossible. The FARS definitions of "computer software" and "computer software... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Flexible Work Environment

I propose we eliminate the 1950’s cube farm approach from our federal offices and create a more flexible work environment. There are two keys issues here I want to present: 1. Elimination of government issued desktop computer, desk phone, laptop and cell phone. With 67% of Americans of working age owning a personal laptop (and cell phone), government provided office hardware is a duplication of what our employees already... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Out of Memory space

Use a program that deletes old files for our O: and H: drives; rather than purchase more memory space. Any historical data can be archived into a Historical file that won't be deleted. This will be a huge savings and will allow more money to go to the Veterans programs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Discontinue Veterans Special Treatment when Applying for Positions

Change the hiring system so Veterans do not jump ahead of others applying for a position automatically. This is not Equal Employment Opportunity. You have individuals that have no educational experience in the field of work related to the position, but due to the fact that they are a Veteran, they get preferential treatment. An example would be a Marine Biologist position opening up in Panama City, FL, at the US Fish... more »

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Legislative Branch

Pass meaningfull Climate Change legislation

Congress, at this point the Senate, needs to pass meaningful Climate legislation. All feds that know this is needed should be letting their elected officials, family, and friends know that this is critical. We should be on fire over this. We can't do it later!

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