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.

 

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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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8 votes
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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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2 votes
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

e-NINJA: National (Efficiency) Incentives = Joint Agency Savings

We make thousands of decisions on a daily basis that can affect the "cost" of our services to the taxpayers. For example, our diet and exercise can affect health care premiums; our transportation choices can require additional infrastructure (roads, utilities, etc.); and our workplace habits can improve (or detract from) the value of our services. Most of these expenses are hidden from view, and are not accompanied ...more »

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Department of Agriculture

Using Technology and Communication to End World Hunger

A Year to End Hunger: Ending the Politics behind World Hunger By: Simi Atolagbe, MPA University of Memphis Spring 2010 A manmade disease called hunger continues to kill millions of children and adults, mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers in both developed and underdeveloped nations such as the United States, Africa, India and China. We have been told that there are no solutions. Currently, we live in ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

HEALTH & SANITATION

Install Waterless No-Flush urinals in all government buildings (mens restrooms) to save water and reduce overall cost. The system is touch-free, easy to install, improves restroom sanitation and are the most cost effective system on the market today.

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6 votes
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Office of Personnel Management

Mandatory CWS and/or Telework based on COOP Plan

I recommend that all Federal Agencies make it mandatory for Non-Essential Personnel, based on their COOP Plan, to either have a Compressed Work Schedule (CWS) of 9 hour or 10 hour days and/or Telework one or two days a week. I believe that Non-Essential Personnel can still get their work done and work a CWS or Telework and it would not affect employee output based on an Agency’s COOP Plan definition of “Non-Essential ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Increase Efficiency by Supporting Tribal Gov't Planning

Summary: Navajo Area Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction (DSFC) can better share maps and other information about how homes are served with water and sanitation facilities with the Navajo government and public. This will enable Navajo communities to plan new development that is cheaper and easier to serve. This will save money, reduce environmental impact, and provide running water and sanitation to more ...more »

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