Office of Personnel Management

USG Paternity Leave Bank.

Provide all federal employees the option to join a government-wide Paternity Leave Bank and withdraw up to 160 hours of paternity leave to care for a newborn or adopted baby/child. This will enable the federal government to provide paternity leave to its employees with limited additional overall cost. -All members of the bank would deposit four hours of annual leave annually for at least five years as a requirement for ...more »

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Department of Justice

Quicker Death Penalty

If a criminal is sentenced to death by way of jury and beyond any reasonable doubt, I suggest they put the criminal to death within one week.

 

This will seriously cut costs in feeding and housing the enemy to freedom. It will also put the criminal out of their misery much sooner than have them sitting in prison for years.

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Legislative Branch

Employee Health Insurance Premiums (should there be special groups of federal employees?)

Make all federal employees equal! Does it frustrate you each year during the health plan open season, when you see that postal employees pay MUCH less health insurance premiums than the rest of us(obviously no, if you are a USPS employee)? Postal workers (and any other special groups?) should pay what the rest of us schmucks pay. Or else give us the same rate...but that is not saving the government money. The USPS ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

IMPROVE CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVILITY POLICIES AND TRAINING

Discrimination, harassment, and bullying are common in the workplace. The Healthy Workplace Bill is gaining momentum.

 

www.workplacebullying.org

 

Help prevent hostile work environments, health problems, low productivity, absenteeism, and law suits by improving civil rights and civility policies and training (and enforcement).

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Department of Agriculture

For Healthier Americans, Subsidize Farmers for Growing Nutrient-Dense Foods

Subsidies and incentives should go to farmers growing nutrient-dense, whole foods (see www.eatrightamerica.com/andi-superfoods for a list of these foods). These foods could then be provided to school lunch programs, Head Start, government cafeterias, WIC, prisons and other government food programs to improve America's health. The return on investment could save millions of dollars in health care costs over the years.

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Legislative Branch

Install computer in hospital rooms for passdown during rounds

I suggest that hospitals install computers in each room or provide notebooks, so that nurses (and doctors) can perform their passdown to the next shift while making rounds. Nurses and doctors need to be in the rooms, not behind a big counter. Savings come in efficiency - using the health care providers as such (not records keepers) and in identifying patient needs so that they get healthy faster. Speeds up shift changes. ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Best Science Needed for Federal Triangle Lead Remediation Plans

It has been discovered that there are lead contamination problems in some of the older federal office buildings in the Federal Triangle complex in Washington, DC. In some cases, the source of the contamination is unclear, but old lead-based paint and firing ranges have been implicated. Employees where contamination has been found were promised that GSA is developing a comprehensive plan to address the lead comtamination ...more »

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Department of Education

Health of school children

I would like to suggest the Department of Education make it mandatory that schools provide healthy food for children and that children do exercise during the recess. I have visited many schools and noticed the schools provided children with hamburger, hot dogs, French fries, cakes, which were far from being healthy for children. It is vital important to provide healthy food for school children so they can grow up healthy ...more »

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General Services Administration

Health of Government employees

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched an excellent program called Let’s Move. I think this program should be extended to the Federal employees. I would suggest that the management allow or require the employees to use one hour work time to work out in the gym or fitness center and award those who exercise every day. Studies and researches show that exercising at least one hour a day improves health greatly and reduces ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Save $$ on Health Care Costs by Eating Nutrient-Dense Foods

To save billions on health care costs, encourage the consumption of highly nutritious foods (see website www.eatrightamerica.com/andi-superfoods for a list of foods). A campaign beginning with government workers would get the ball rolling for all Americans, helping to prevent heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. To be clear, this does NOT mean a person must be a vegetarian. Adding nutritient-dense foods can be a ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION:SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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