Office of Personnel Management

TIME wasted accounting for TIME

Simplify time accounting. For "salaried" employees, why count hours? Count accomplishments, count positive comments from satisfied customers, count money saved, widgets produced, etc. So much money is spent on recording and tracking and accounting for time that we could do a lot more useful work if that was eliminated.

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Office of Personnel Management

TIME wasted accounting for TIME

Simplify time accounting. For "salaried" employees, why count hours? Count accomplishments, count positive comments from satisfied customers, count money saved, widgets produced, etc. So much money is spent on recording and tracking and accounting for time that we could do a lot more useful work if that was eliminated.

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Department of Energy

Real Time Pricing for Electricity Rates Can Save Hundreds of Billions

Investigate/Implement Real Time Pricing for electricity rates for all local, state, federal, DoD facilities to include military, education, etc... 10% annual cost savings realized at Naval Support Activity Panama City FL earned. This could be worth hundred of billions to the country. Shift hours of operation to non-peak hours.

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Department of Defense

Decorations Instead of Quarterly Awards

In the United States Air Force, we recognize Airmen who have performed above and beyond on a quarterly and annual basis with quarterly and annual awards. To nominate someone for an award, the nominee must have accomplished 11 separate leadership/work-related achievements, 3 self improvement-related achievements, and 3 community service-related achievements. These are documented on a Form 1206. Winning nominees then ...more »

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Legislative Branch

GET THE ACTUAL VOTES AND TALLY THE TOTAL OF ALL LIKE IDEAS.

Combine all the similar topics into one to tally actually votes. Who has the time to read through 16k plus ideas? That sounds like a waste of Government time and money. For instance there are nearly 10,000 telework, tele-commute, telecommute, work from home, etc. these should all be tallied and then count the total votes. Do I have to take the time to read through all of these? The point was made with one; although ...more »

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Department of Defense

NMCI, Increase speed of intranet

NMCI server system needs to be sped up drastically, whether that equates to additional servers, larger servers, faster servers or all of the above. They routinely slow to a virtual crawl, with some functions (accessing the global to find an email address) that have taken as much as 5 minutes and 47 seconds to complete, many Global accesses taking at least 38 seconds to complete. Many office actions take 13 seconds to ...more »

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Department of Energy

Each organization complete a six sigma lean event

Have each organization complete a six sigma event to streamline their processes to reduce waste. I know the organization I work with has implemented new ideas out of the air and sometimes performs additional work than that is what required. It needs to be determined if this additional work efforts are actually needed and are benificial. A lean six sigma may find numerous ways to streamline processes and reduce waste. ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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 Labor

Discuss Efficiency

At least annually, ask each federal worker to describe the factors that affect his or her productivity. In my experience, most workers want to be productive, and most workers have insight into the circumstances that enhance or detract from their performance. Yet in the absence of routine discussions about efficiency, workers may interpret questions about productivity as criticism. Without an established forum, workers ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Save time with digital pens for official note takers

The Federal Government needs to invest in LogiPen (digital pens) for the official note takers during meetings. For one note taker alone it would save several hours a week.

 

Rather than buy everyone lap tops, every branch chief can have 1-2 LogiPens per team and can utilize during important meetings.

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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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