Department of Homeland Security

Go Paperless and use DVRW

Go paperless using a copier that can copy both to DVRW and paper. This way you can scan and copy to disk instead of using paper all the time. Go green and save at the same time. It is even esier to copy to disk and then import the file to computer saves you time and money.

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4 votes
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Department of Defense

Rationalize military compensation system

If recent polls and political rallies indicate anything, it is that Americans want less government and they want the government that remains to be more cost-effective. With entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare being declared untouchable, and with such a relatively small percentage of the federal budget being tied up in non-defense discretionary spending, it’s time to look at the military budget for ways to ...more »

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Department of the Interior

Reduce moving costs for permanent employees

Costs spent on hiring a full crew to pack and move an employee to a new duty station are ridiculous. Very few private citizens have this luxury. Then add in everything that gets paid for while they are looking for a new house, closing costs, even LAUNDRY! Unless an employee is being forced to relocate, this is excessive. Employees relocating at their own choosing should be provided a rental truck, expenses while on ...more »

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Department of Agriculture

Heping out economically depressed communities by targeting locations of federal training and conferences.

Develop an incentive system to encourage agencies/departments hold meetings-trainings-conferences in cities that are economically depressed, or are facing a unique challenge to hotel bookings (like New Orleans after Katrina, the Gulf Coast now with the oil spill). The cities would be required to meet perdiem thereby ensuring reasonable rates/savings to the federal govt. Win-win.

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Office of Personnel Management

Offer current federal employees cash retirement incentives

Offer cash retirement incentives for current federal employees who are eligible to retire. In 2007, OPM estimated that approximately 18% of the non-seasonal full-time permanent federal workforce was eligible to retire. By 2010 this was projected to be 36%. That is a lot of jobs and a significant source of federal spending. If the Federal Government offered cash retirement incentives (such as a $10,000 bonus) for those ...more »

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57 votes
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Department of Education

2 year voluntary civil service program for 18 year olds

Initiate a volunteer civil service program immediately for every student that reaches 18 years of age. Students will have the opportunity to provide meaningful community service that will provide inspiration, education, responsibility, and a connection to society. Civil service will include: >labor >construction >elderly care >child care >government internship The work experience will better prepare youth for a university ...more »

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Department of Justice

Utility Systems Operator/Repairer.

I currantly work under a compressed work schedual.And have now for over a year. In a year there has only been 16 hours of over time used by the 6 employee's in my shop, total. We have come to find out that we are less likly to use any sick leave because we have more time home with our family's. And whenever we use sick leave we use 12 hours instead of 8 hours. Also by going to compressed work scheduals, the institutions ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

cancel $32B/yr NASA program

NASA should be disbanded. Inherently government programs (test facilities, launch facilities) shall go to the AirForce. The rest of the programs (research facilities and DeepSpaceNetwork) and funding shall go to the universities. The bureaucracy around the NASA empire has shifted to a nationalistic secrecy that mostly supports the military not the original and current charters of improving science and technology education ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Per Diem Rebates

Using the standard per diem rates, allow traveling employees to obtain thier own hotel/motel reservations, meals, etc. and give them a 10-25% rebate on money saved.

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General Services Administration

Contract Reform

The General Services Administration contract specialists should be evaluated on getting the best deal for the government. Because GSA runs on the Industrial Funding Fee there is a clear institutional conflict of interest- GSA needs expensive contracts, not necessarily the best contracts. GSA should be returned to an appropriations budget unrelated to the IFF, which can and should still be collected.

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5 votes
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