Department of Health and Human Services

SSS - STOP STOCKPILING SUPPLIES!!!

Government procurement/ordering is now easier than ever. The average turn around time for an office supply order is 2 -3 days. If ordered in the morning there's a good chance that the order will be waiting for you the following afternoon. With this in mind, why are we continuing to overstuff storage areas by stockpiling basic supplies. Just take a look in your supply cabinet. There is likely to be 100 boxes of pens ...more »

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Department of Education

DOED can save millions by working with IRS on new FAFSA system.

Presently, the Department of Education spends app. $60-80M a year on the Front End Business Integration (FEBI) contract, which provides O&M of processing systems resident on the Central Processing System, the most important of which is the Free Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). I recommend eliminating this part of the contract, and working with the IRS to utilize the contracts it has in place with companies ...more »

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Department of Justice

Waste Recycle

Our waste is trucked out of here twice weekly by W.S.I. They estimate that approximately three (3) tons of each load is food waste (slop) from Food Service. W.S.I. charges $52 per ton to dispose of the waste at FCC Coleman USP2. Just for USP2, I estimate that $16,224 is spent yearly for this service. Double that amount by adding USP1 and quadrouple that amount (at least) by adding the whole complex. That is an estimated ...more »

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Department of Defense

Transportation Benefit Inefficiency Solved. Best Idea: Saves $42 Million. Easy and Uncontroversial.

The transportation subsidy program (Smartrip) ought to automatically factor in the federal holidays every month and take away the daily allowance for that holiday. Every year there are 10 federal holidays. If 600,000 employees spend $7 a day commuting, this simple automated computer fix will save the federal government $42 Million (600,000 x 5 x 10). This would be easy to do, and it is not controversial because almost ...more »

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Department of State

Stop useless trainings for non-democratic governments.

This is in regard to civil servants in most of the countries with a strong autocratic power. Enormous number of trainings in the United States for those people provided by Department of State and other USG agencies by the 99% turn into a waste of money. We should take into account that these public servants in any case will not change their work style and behavior in society - their work style is to be controlled ...more »

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Department of Defense

Efficiency in Acquisitions - Contracting

Over the past several years, the Department of Defense in particular has outsourced a great deal of their work-force/life support, etc. to contractors. As such, the demand for Government Contracting Officers is very high. One of the primary contract writing systems utilized by contracting officers is PD2, a software package created and updated by CACI. Government Contracting Officers use this software to write solicitations ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Post 911 GI Bill saves $5mil/yr with monthly statements

Send monthly statements and offer e-statements for Post 9-11 GI Bill payments/benefits instead of a letter ad hoc for each action. It is estimated that the cost of sending letters to Veterans under the Post 9-11 GI Bill program is nearly $540,000 every month, or $6.48 million/ year, to send out multiple letters on an ad hoc basis to Veterans. This number could be reduced to $180,000, or 2.16 million/ year, or less in ...more »

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