Campaign: Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

change the age where buildings begin submitting as "historic" structures

Currently any building over 50 years old can be submitted as an "historic" structure (yes, I know some buildings less than 50 can also). My point is that we need to move that benchmark to at least 100 years. One reason is that we spec buildings for a 50 year lifespan, so, in theory, we should almost be writing them up as historical as they are built. Secondly, a lot of stick built buildings of the last 30-40 years ...more »

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Campaign: Office of the Fed Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportat

Consolidate Facilities Maintenance and Repair

Consolidate facilities utilization, maintenace, repair and services on a regional basis for all federal facilities. This will save energy, reduce facilities requred, eliminate duplication of work and provde economies of scale.

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Campaign: United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Revenue Sharing II

I suggest you provide Federal workers a real incentive for saving by allowing them to keep as bonuses a fair share of annual appropriations not obligated at the end of the fiscal year.

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Campaign: Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Conflict Resolution Approaches

In 2005, OMB and CEQ issued a federal policy memorandum on Environmental Conflict Resolution (ECR), directing agencies to increase the effective use of ECR and their institutional capacity for collaborative problem solving. The integration of ECR methods early in the project planning process can reduce or prevent conflicts, negotiations, and litigation which ultimately contributes to the efficient use of federal resources. ...more »

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Campaign: Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

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Campaign: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

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Campaign: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Books Without Borders: How to Improve Rural Libraries for Free

Each year, large libraries in major cities and universities get rid of thousands of books to create space for new books. Many perfectly good books are thrown out, discarded, or sold in the libraries for pennies. These books could revitalize rural library shelves across America, at a time when rural libraries don't have the funding to purchase these same books.

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Campaign: United States Institute of Peace

Peace

involve more youth -the next generation is the key to peace in our country and others, start more programs to involve youth from around the world and different cultures. We have such high tech ways of interacting now days that this should be easy. This should be started from elementry with exposure to other children in countries to create more tolerance and peace. When you grow up exposed to other cultures its easier ...more »

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Campaign: Merit Systems Protection Board

Special Pay only for hard to fill occupations

For Agencies that have special permissions to pay higher salaries above the GS schedule and have created special pay scales or bands they should be using those special pays only for those occupations that are hard to fill not standard positions. In some cases a regular specialist working in a non-GS system equivalent to a GS-11 level are paid higher than GS-15 for the same work.

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Campaign: Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundati

Eliminate small gov agencies

Eliminate small little known govenment agencies, the list on here has so many that are commissions, trusts, etc. that if eliminated with save some money

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Campaign: National Veterans Business Development Corporation

Saving the enviroment and putting Veterans to work.

I am not sure if there is a more appropriate catagory because this idea covers numerous catagories but here is my idea. Everyday I see hundreds of plastic bottles and empty I V solution bags being discarded in every area of the VAMC. My suggestion is to recycle these items and create other items which could be used either for the same original purpose or to create new products. In others words the plastic would be ...more »

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Campaign: International Trade Commission

Use Common Sense

Common sense isn't all that common, but it should be to someone who's running the county. If you can't figure out how to resolve this issue as President, there's a problem. Never saw FDR give an award to anyone to fix the Great Depression, he did it himself (with the help of other legislative members, I'm sure). The point I'm trying to make; we have History class for a reason. Pick up a history book, and read all things ...more »

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