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Put unused money back to budget

I suggest that every financial year Federal Agencies will return unused funds back to the budget instead of using them all just because they were allocated for the Agency needs. This will prevent waste and ensure more efficient use of recourses. In addition those individuals should be monetarily awarded for the saving of budget funds thus creating incensitives to save.

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Put unused money back to budget

I suggest that every financial year Federal Agencies will return unused funds back to the budget instead of using them all just because they were allocated for the Agency needs. This will prevent waste and ensure more efficient use of recourses. In addition those individuals should be monetarily awarded for the saving of budget funds thus creating incensitives to save.

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Department of Labor

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Community service for Unemployment benefits

Unemployment benefits are costing taxpayers millions, and in cities, there is much work that needs to be done. The suggestion is for participants who recieve unemployment benefits; after a reasonble 6 weeks of benefits, in order to continue thier unemployment benefits, the recipient will provide 20-30 hours per week in community service to non-profits, city and state programs. This idea, will allow for the unemployed ...more »

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Department of Justice

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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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Department of Health and Human Services

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Cut DEAS - extramural support staff in NIH

Eliminate DEAS--extramural support staff. With electronic documents and many processes, ESA are not essential. Furthermore, their productivities and quality of work are not up to par in general. Overall, the DEAS system is not managed effectively. This is a waste of resources to keep these staff that do not really provide any support at all.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Meeting Cost-Benefit Gadget/Tool

I suggest you develop a (Google-like) gadget in which meeting administrators can enter the number of participants and an estimated average salary burn rate. Like a timer, the gadget tool would display the number of tax dollars being spent. Although simplistic in form, meeting chairpersons could use this information to improve meeting efficiency with quick and visible cost/benefit assessments. The ability to determine ...more »

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Department of Commerce

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Computer Sleep Modes & Wake as needed.

Determine Computer Workstation Power-Saving Profiles based on Mission and apply a general power saving policy "sleep mode" to computers after being inactive for a max of one hour. Wake-On-Lan technology could be used to wake the machines for 'scheduled tasks' & updates. If a user hasn't typed anything in an hour, they should be patient enough to wait for the computer to spend 2-3 minutes waking up & restoring their session. ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

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PDF should be the Default Printer

All government computers should set the Default Printer to the Adobe PDF setting.

 

If the Default Printer is set to the Adobe PDF, then all documents will be saved and backed-up in a file first, not wasted in paper, not wasting tax dollars on shredded documents, not sent to the wrong printer, not lost in some print queue, and bring us one step closer to a paperless society.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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SMART Savings: Systematic Meeting Awareness Reeducation Training

Problem: Meeting Inefficiencies. Houndreds and thousands of hours in lost productivity, employee costs, travel expenses and overhead can be recovered by utilizing a systematic set of procedures and remote meeting software when organizing and executing meetings. Conservative estimates of total federal meeting expenses are $8 billion dollars annually, (employee wages, travel expenses and overhead). Utilization of a systematic ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

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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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Legislative Branch

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Cheaper Contracts

It is well known that our beloved government overpays for products and services. The select few companies that benefit from this practice can set their prices this high because of the strict bidding process. I suggest that we lift the restriction on contracts so that we can buy products and services from countries like China and India. The private sector has been saving billions of dollars this way while their customers ...more »

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Inheritance More Than $10K Should be Taxed

Heirs should pay taxes on all inherited property and inherited money exceeding $10,000. Why should they get a tax-free, unearned windfall of up to $7 million? This will help reduce the public debt and one's sense of entitlement. It will also help lower the tax rate on HARD-EARNED income.

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