Corps of Engineers-Civil Works

Government traveler can get a cut of the savings.

I suggest you create a program that allows an individual to receive an incentive award relative to the savings they create. If an employee researches is able to officially travel with an airline that is more advantageous to the government than the contract carrier, they can submit submit what is necessary. Since there is already a government contract, it would be reasonably easy to verify. Likewise, any employee willing ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

2 votes
Active

Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation

Indian Relocation?

is this really needed?

Submitted by

Voting

-2 votes
Active

Office of Government Ethics

We need the best

To get the best and brightest in management/decision making positions all job annoucements for supervisors or for grade level GS-13 and higher should be required to include some relocation costs. Agencies appear to be using the lack of relocation reimbursement to reduce competition in what is suppose to be merit promotions.

Submitted by

Voting

2 votes
Active

Legislative Branch

Move the Office of National Drug Control Policy out of North West DC and closer areas effected by drug control policy.

Move the Office of National Drug Control Policy out of North West DC and closer areas effected by drug control policy. This will achieve lower rent cost to the Federal government and improved performance as our leaders and staff work in proximity to the areas most effected by our policy. I suggest Baltimore or the Baltimore suberbs or SE DC. This will also lower the stress on area roads.

Submitted by

Voting

2 votes
Active

Office of Personnel Management

Employee Skills match, recruitment/relocation system, "social networking" site

Match employee jobs with their skills better. Many employees' talents go wasted as many are put in positions that have nothing to with their skills and talents. An employee skills database could be created - or USAJOBS.gov expanded - to house the skills of any employee that wants to use it. People can then enter their own skills, certifications, ambitions, etc. into the database and it could be the first place to look ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

4 votes
Active

Department of the Interior

Stop Most Relocation Authorizations

Too often I have seen qualified managers in the hiring location be passed over to relocate some one from out of the area who may not even be as qualified. The relocation cost run $150,000 and up for each of these. For cities such as Washington, Denver, Phoenix, etc., For GS-15 and below, there should be a requirement to show that no qualified candidates exist in the commuting are before authorizing relocation. I have ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

3 votes
Active

Legislative Branch

Government-Wide SOP for Office (Personnel) Moves to Reduce Inefficiency

Government office relocations tend to be frequent, inconvenient, inefficient, and costly. IDEA: Institute a Government-Wide SOP for office (personnel) moves that includes pre-planning, pre-approval (schedule and budget), coordination, logistics, impact-assessments, and a substantive justification. This could increase morale, reduce inefficiencies, and reduce annual agency costs.

Submitted by

Voting

0 votes
Active

Department of Agriculture

Relocation savings

I suggest that when transferring employees to different duty stations, you give them the option to move their own belongings without using a moving service while also saving the government money. You could do this by taking the bid presented by the moving service, take a percentage of that figure - say 50 or 65%, and then offering that to the employee for them to move their own belongings by whatever means they see fit ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

10 votes
Active

Department of Agriculture

Optional lump sum transfer of station benefit payments

I recently accepted a new job and was fortunate to receive the governments quite generous relocation benefits. These benefits were so generous, they cost American taxpayers approximately $140K. I suggest providing an optional lump sum relocation benefit for employees and let them handle their move on their own. I would have gladly accepted a lump sum payment of $75K and would have fared much better. Lump sum relocation ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

9 votes
Active

Department of Justice

De-Centralization of Government Agencies

Decentralizing federal employees could save hundreds of millions or more in salary, local travel compensation, air travel and relocation expenses. Not every position that exists in Washington D.C. is required to be there. Many positions can remain in the field. With video and tele-conferencing capabilities as well as other technologies, meetings have become revolutionized. I am not saying relocate those that live there ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

15 votes
Active

Department of Labor

Stop Unnecessary Relocations!

Stop expensive relocating of agencies. DOL is relocating offices at the cost of $3million to them and another gov agency is moving into the same vacating leased premises at the cost of another $3 million move, and this does what? Save money? Whose? Not the taxpayers. This looks like political musical chairs. The reason the other agency wants the space DOL is being forced out of - Central location and good public transporation!. ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

11 votes
Active

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Relocation Assistance Payments for Displaced Persons

18 Federal Agencies (including HUD) are subject to the Uniform Relocation Act (URA) which compensates persons displaced by federal or federally-assisted projects. However, in many HUD programs, Congress legislates additional program-specific relocation provisions in addition to the URA, creating confusion because of conflicting statutory definitions, added payment features, different calculation methodologies, different ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

4 votes
Active