Department of Commerce

Metorologist

Increase use of video conferencing and gotomeeting type software for routine meetings. NWS has monthly meetings that employees from Alaska must spend at least 12 hours each way travelling to in DC. The per diem, air fare, and travel time costs add up to $3000 per trip and reduce time the people can work on things in their office. I suggest that this not be done for all meetings, but that people be given the choice of ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Stop Supplemental Funding of USPHS Officers working in Prisons

Stop Supplemental Funding of USPHS Officers in BOP Facilities. 2/3 of their Salary is funded by HHS for Dept of Justice's Benefit through an IGSA created in 1988 and continued today. No rationality for this policy to continue today. This has been continued to be a budget drain on HHS who can ill afford to supplement DOJ's Budget and has been allowed to fly under the radar for way too long. .

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Office of Personnel Management

Put a Cap on Employee Accomodation Costs

If a disabled employee is hired with full knowledge of the requirements of the position and it's location, they should not be allowed to insist upon various other unreasonable accomodations. If a non-physically challenged employee is hired and then demands accomodation for ergonomic or health reasons, follow a protocol that says the agency will not pay unreasonable costs or costs not required at other agencies for the ...more »

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Department of Labor

Forward Moving -- Focus On High Unemployment Rate While Benefiting Local Communities

With over 450,000 initial Unemployment Insurance claims filed in the week ending July 3 and the number of Unemployment Insurance claims now totaling over 4 million, we should be looking at forward moving ideas that focus on the unemployed and the communities in which they live. I propose including a requirement of performing community service while receiving unemployment benefits. This will not only benefit communities ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Streamline all Indian Health services EHR and RPMS systems

I suggest you..Streamline all Indian Health services EHR and RPMS systems All IHS EHR & RPMS only contain the information for their facility. Many times patients visit several different facilities for the same medical problem. They may have Labs done at Winslow IHS and a CT done at Hopi Health Care Center. Due to transportation problems or other issues family do not return to the same facility to continue their care. ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Conservation of paper

When writing memos, diectives other documents for distribution, many times they take up a line or two more than a page,may be a signature, phone number or the last sentence in a paragraph. Most of the time the document can be reduced by that amount without sacrificing it's integrity or meaning. I have on many of occasions printed what I thought was a page only to discover that it was two because of a couple of words. ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Reduce Government Mismanagement of American Tax Dollars

We spend billions in funding overseas organizations for good or bad. We spend billions in funding oversight committees and their staff. Government staffer's and employees are some of the worst people in abusing taxpayer dollars. Congress doesn't need to be ladled with money from PACs, lobbyists, or unions. Congressional healthcare should be no better than that of the DoD. Congressional travel expenses should be as simple ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

DRMO

I suggest that all old furniture, electronics, tools and or Gov vehicles that have reached there life limit by our standards be placed on a master list or website with a photograph, so that other units can pull what they need instead of buying these items new, . These items may be sold, donated or auctioned off to schools, gov employees, organizations and militairy personel after being on this list for a predetermined ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Federal Workers Help Clean Gulf Coast!

With the catastrophe in the Mexican Gulf, it would be good for FEMA or some organization to devise a volunteer army of us--federal workers just waiting for the opportunity to use our annual leave vacation to go and do something to help our country.

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Department of Homeland Security

CBPAS

Reduce the uniform allowance from $800.00 back to $500.00. We do not need, at our pay scale, to have taxpayers buy our underwear or socks.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Release the NASA-wide version of Spacebook as Open Source

The NASA-wide version of Spacebook is based on a design for a public-facing version currently referred to as "OpenNASA v.2.0". My idea is to release the new Spacebook (built on Liferay opensource portal s/w) source code as open source so that other Agencies (across all sectors of gov't) can begin developing similar intranets and OpenGov 2.0 (public-facing) portals. This would greatly facilitate social networking between ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

No more CBPOs doing administrative jobs

Why spend the money to send Customs & Border Protection Officers to FLETC to train as officers and spend years doing in-port training only to have them eventually work an administrative job? At both ports I have worked at we have multiple CBPOs who do nothing but the port's scheduling and other administrative jobs. I think it would be more cost-effective to hire civilians to do these jobs (and have them at a lower grade). ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Let's All Give $1 an Hour to Pay Down Our Debt!

Imagine if each of the 2 million civilian employees (not including the Postal Service) gave $1 of their hourly wage for the next 5 years to the federal government. That's 2 million x 40=80,000,000 per week. Multiply that by 52 weeks and it equals 4 billion 160 million dollars. Again, multiply that by 5 years and that comes out to 20 billion 800 million. Not bad eh? Now, include overtime hours and you've got a nice big ...more »

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