Executive Office of the President

Wasted man hours and suggestion time

utilize deduplication software to seek out and eliminate duplicate entries at this site. There are likely thousands or tens of thousands of man-hours spent on this site looking at duplicate entries. From my observations, though there may be subtle differences in many suggestions, roughly 60% of entries (such as lighting, travel policies, benefits, etc) are duplicate or similar entries. Even by having an individual ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Welfare & Work

Everyone who receives a welfare check and they are able to work, should contribute in someway. A job should be given to those who are able to work, but chose not to. I know it may be hard to develop jobs that they could do, but it will be much harder financially for the Country if we keep paying out $$ without any return on investment

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Legislative Branch

Revist the prison island solution as it worked with Australia. We could use Mars.

Australia is a unique among the nations of the world because it originated as a prison island. In the 17th and 18th century the British took their common criminals and other prisoners halfway across the world to Australia. There they would leave them with some supplies, and the prisoners, all alone, began to cultivate the island. Also many of the prisoners became shepherds. They began to raise many, many sheep. Sheep ...more »

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Department of Justice

Inmate Work Requirements

Prisoners should have to work off their incarceration expenses: room and board, meals, clothing/laundry, electricity, heating/cooling, water for showers, waste disposal costs, health care, etc. No more free rides for having broken the law. In addition, hourly work load is based on a system that considers several factors: criminal record (each subsequent incarceration results in more work hours,) degree of crime committed ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Yes, I said it: ONE GIGANTIC MONITOR W/ BENEFITS - read on...

Most of us work in a common space in a group. Why not switch over to a common monitor / Graphic User Interface (GUI). Lose the gazillion monitors. Use one, a large one for each space or group. This change would facilitate MANY other positive changes. The layout of the space would be an open and shared environment. Beside your desk would be your computer box, but on your desk would be a keyboard and mouse and speakers. ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Work Smarter. Reduce Redundant Programs between Agencies

Work Smarter. Reduce Redundant Programs between Agencies that are duplicating efforts. Reward Collaboration by applying a percentage of the cost savings back to sharing some inter-agency funding and centralizing resources. For example, why does a small agency have to spend as much time, effort & funding on organizing a Safety Program as the larger agencies? All the rules & laws apply to everyone. Why can't there be one ...more »

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Department of Justice

Put Federal Prisoners to Work

The Federal Government would be more efficient and would save the public's tax dollars greatly if the Federal Government would put Federal Prisoners to work. Federal Prisoners often are in plush Federal Prisons where they are not required to perform any type of work. I believe this is a vast waste of free resources available to the Federal Government, as many of these prisoners are extremely intelligent and are highly ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Allow people who owe back taxes to work it off

Many people who owe back taxes want to get back into compliance and pay what they owe, but are not able to and fear a system that penalizes them as opposed to welcoming them back into the fold and getting them back on the tax rolls. Due to the economy and current job situation, some of them can't right a check to Uncle Sam, but are more than willing to put their skills, experiences and abililities to work for Uncle Sam ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Recognizing Workers

Employees how work hard should be recognized rather than punished for doing a good job. Employees who do not work hard should not be rewarded with promotions, etc.

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Legislative Branch

Transferring of Work

NOT shipping one offices work to another. Office #2 gets credit for job yet it is not completed or incorrect & still has to be fixed by Office #1. EXTREMELY wasteful.

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Department of Homeland Security

UPSA: A Portable Electronic Device Used for Username Password Secure Automation

Manufacture a portable electronic device utilizing finger vein biometrics which would store usernames, passwords, and the associated domain address. The device would connect to the desktop or laptop as a peripheral- either wirelessly or usb/firewire. When the device is connected to your computer, and finger activated it would automatically populate the username/password fields upon navigating to a given website. ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Help Decrease Unemployment Rate

During my tenure as an HR Specialist in the midst of the downturn in Michigan’s economy I’ve noticed certain hiring trends. It would be ideal for managers to fill vacancies with displaced auto-workers who have been hit the worst these last few years. That, unfortunately hasn’t been the case. FTE is so valuable in our workforce that folks often want/need the most bang for their buck. They spend countless hours crafting ...more »

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