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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Self-Service Kiosks

SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS Unmanned self-service kiosks will be located throughout communities in strategic high-traffic locations such as public libraries, colleges, malls, military bases, etc.) by providing following services to public: 1) Forms for above-mentioned agencies & others listed in Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance ( https://www.cfda.gov/index?cck=1&au=&ck= ). Service of offering an outreach to public ...more »

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Sort SAVE Award ideas by common threads

There have been some wonderful ideas captured in the SAVE Award process. Also, many ideas are being repeated several times. It would be good to take a look at all the ideas and sort them by theme instead of agency and find the top ideas that way. For example, several people have suggested a post for recycling items that are useful, one was from NASA, DHS, and USDA. They all are suggesting basically the same thing, a repository ...more »

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Closing the 3-month State Buy-In Gap

I suggest that we find a way to close the 3 month gap that it takes the state to inform Social Security that they have stopped the State Buy-In Program that pays for Medicare Part B Premiums. This causes the claimant to pay three months of premiums without any knowledge of this happening causing an undue hardship especially in these times. If we could have a immediate contact from the states so that we can at least start ...more »

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BALANCING LIFE AND THE MISSION: COMPRESSED SCHEDULING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Over the past few decades, many state and municipal law enforcement departments across the country have studied the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a compressed work schedule (CWS) for their uniformed officers and agents. “Lateral thinking,” coined by Edward de Bono (1970) is a set of approaches and techniques designed to find radically new approaches to problems - to come at them from the side rather than ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Smoke free Federal Buildlings and Offices occupied by Federal Employees

Make Federal Buildings and Offices occupied by Federal agencies/bureaus smoke free environments. This would include the area surrounding the building. As a result, it would decrease the number of employees taking smoke breaks during the day, ultimately wasting the tax payers money. According the the CDC, 21% of adults over the age of 18 are smokers. The average smoker takes 4-6 smoke breaks per day. If it takes 15 ...more »

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Disability prototype - MAKE A DECISION!

The Social Security Administration started a project to determine if it makes sense to consolidate the current four step appeal process to a more efficient and less costly two step process. This process started in 1994 and was reviewed in 2000. It is now 2010, demand for DDS services continues to grow, staffing in some states are being cut and no determination has been made on this issue. It seems obvious that the ...more »

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PLEASE STOP PRINTING & DISTRIBUTING PAPER FORMS

The continual printing and distribution of standard paper forms is a huge waste that needs to be eliminated sooner. Much of this waste had already piled up even before going paperless. We need to stop the wasteful shipments! On the rare occasion that we or the public needs a paper form, we simply click and print it. (Not to mention the fact that even if all shipments had ceased a year or two ago, we'd still have plenty ...more »

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Nationwide Clearinghouse For Validating Benefit/Aid Eligibility

Establish a nationwide electronic clearinghouse for all federal, state and local agencies/authorities to access when determining eligibility requirements prior to initiating, or continuing, benefits or assistance to individuals. Clearinghouse information will be provided by agencies identified as the sole source of data required for agencies to comply with their policy requirements. Some examples of sole source agencies ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Summer Inter With Big Ideas - Save The Trees - Use Technologoy

I am a summer intern at the SSA (ODAR) and I am witness to the abundant amount of paper that goes to waste per day. We are an office that is constantly printing out subpeonas and medical reports which must be filled out and completed by medical experts. Hospitals must also print, on several ocassions, thousands and thousand of pages in medical records. I suggest that both, hospitals (and other agencies) and the SSA or ...more »

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SSI Rules Simplification

There needs to be a drastic simplification of the administrative rules that govern Supplemental Security Income. Such a simplification would save the government millions of dollars in labor costs. Social Security continues to hire new people in preparation for the retirement of the Baby Boom generation. The government could delay further hiring by re-directing the energy of employees who waste expensive work hours ...more »

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CWS for SSA Employers

My idea would be to offer every worker 9 hour a day and be off on Fridays. Employees would be pay the same but it gives also employees time off to be fresh the next week with having a three day weekend. No one is off pay, we all get pay the same but the agency saves money on other expenses, energy, for example. we all also save money on tavel expenses like on car and gasoline. Many employers have CWS work schedules and ...more »

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