Department of Education

Coordinate death records with SSA payments

Currently, the Social Security Administration continues to pay benefits to the deceased until someone notifies them that the person is deceased, at which time they stop payments and try to recoup any payments made after the time of death. Coordinating death records with SSA would save money currently spent on making and attempting to recoup these erroneous payments.

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Department of the Treasury

Make ALL Social Security Numbers legal

Make ALL Social Security Numbers legal it would raise revenue by having more people that can work, people would not have to steel numbers to work and also more people to pay for social security and other state and local taxes.

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Social Security Administration

More Flexiplace at ODAR Headquarters

Enforce more flexiplace (work at home) initiatives throughout SSA, especially at ODAR Headquarters. There are many positions that can be done effectively at home.

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Social Security Administration

Save Billions of Budget Dollars by Using Existing Social Security Offices to Administer New Health Care Plan

I suggest you...save several billion of dollars per year by Using Existing Social Security Offices to Administer New Health Care Plan: In order to administer the new health care plan established by Congress, the government will have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to set up a service network. It can take GSA 2 to 3 years to build out new office space. I suggest that we use the 1200 or so field offices already ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Eliminate "Official" Bulletin Boards in the Workplace

Eliminate bulletin boards in government buildings (the ones in the hallways, not personal ones. Did you know that every sheet placed on our bulletin board(s) are reviewed by a paid employee and kept locked by another paid employee? Where I work, we still have monitored bulletin boards where employees post flyers about retirements, training, etc. Most everything is electronic these days and we don't need to waste time, ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Use anti-bacterial material to build government furniture

We can save on paying for sick leave and many topical cleaning supplies by making desks and chairs out of anti-bacterial material, such as rhinolin, for example. Many products also contain recycled materials. I've read that these materials will destroy bacteria without the use of any chemical or cleaning fluids.

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Social Security Administration

Eliminate length of service pins

What happens to them anyway? People hold onto them; rarely wear or display them; forget about them and eventually they get discarded. It's a waste of money.

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Social Security Administration

Stop issuing paper SS Cards

Stop issuing paper SS Cards

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Social Security Administration

Stop issuing paper SS Cards

Stop issuing paper SS Cards

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Department of Justice

Stop Paying Federal Benefits to Inmates

Stop Paying Federal Benefits to Inmates Ensure Federal Benefits Are Not Paid to Ineligible Incarcerated Individuals. To eliminate the waste of taxpayer money government wide and run the federal benefit programs with more efficiency and save money: (1) Identify all U.S. Federal Agencies having programs that provide individuals, or beneficiaries of individuals, with some form of federal benefit or federal aid. (2) ...more »

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Department of Justice

Require Agency Use SSA's Inmate Database To Stop Inmate Benefits

Require all Federal Agencies that provide federal benefits or aid must use the Social Security Administration "Federal Benefit/Prisoner Data Exchange System" when determining benefit eligibility according to the agency policy requirement for individuals, or beneficiaries of individuals, incarcerated in federal prisons. (http://www.socialsecurity.gov/history/ssa/ssa2000chapter6.html) The Federal Bureau of Prisons currently ...more »

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Social Security Administration

BIG CDR backlog + small CDR budget = no CDR mailers

Stop sending Continuing Disability Review (CDR) mailer forms to disability beneficiaries while there is insufficient funding to perform the resulting full medical reviews (FMR). At the start of FY2011 there will be approximately 1,500,000 cases in the CDR FMR backlog whereas only 359,800 CDR FMRs are budgeted for completion in FY2011. Releasing the planned 700,000+ CDR mailers in FY2011 would unnecessarily inconvenience ...more »

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