Department of Veterans Affairs

"Paths to Success" in federal service.

"Paths to Success" in federal service. Providing service connected disabled veterans with the skills needed to transform government through service once again. Identify current and future Human Capital needs within VA and other federal agencies and align Vocational Rehabilitation training options for service connected disabled veterans with those current and future needs by creating specific training "Paths to Success"... more »

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Department of Labor

Simple policy decision can save thousands of manhours.

Right now, mine operators are required to submit accident & injury data and production data to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA). They can submit forms 7000-1 and 7000-2 via web, email, fax, or hardcopy. Currently, over 10,000 hard copy submissions are received by the Office of Injury and Employment (part of DOL/MSHA/PEIR/ITC/SuppServices Division) EACH AND EVERY MONTH. This results in thousands of man hours... more »

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Legislative Branch

Simplify job application process by standardizing interface & document requirements across agencies

Simplify the job application process. This can be accomplished by compelling all government agencies to use one interface (USAJOBS.GOV) for every thing. Right now many agencies have their own systems to take applications. This wastes money and time.

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Legislative Branch

Flexible Federal Employment Options

Provide more flexible federal employment options, such as part-time FTEs, job sharing, or seasonal employment (i.e., three-quarters or half time work). This would allow the federal government to attract and keep talent that are unable to work a full-time job or people that have something to offer public service but don't want to pursue other endeavors. Federal employees should not have to quit their federal job and... more »

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Department of Labor

Save Billions and Get More out of Paying Unemployment

Unemployment should be revised to be a more of Central "Job Corp" of sorts. Spending on unemployment when there is no work of value being performed is a losing proposition. My idea would be to still provide benefits, but the recipients would instead, be performing valuable work in return for the checks received. People could be employed in any number of areas on projects that range from Public Services to Infrastructure... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Convert Bulky Employment Manuals to PDF

I suggest you eliminate large manuals that could be more easily, and cheaply, sent as PDFs than printed. One of the most egregious wastes of paper – and money – is the continued printing, despite the now-widespread use of PDFs, of pre-employment manuals; pre-appointment manuals; and office operations manuals, which are rendered more wasteful since they are constantly changing. A simple, easy, cost-cutting solution would... more »

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Legislative Branch

Save our money's value - Do away with the fiat system. Limit Spending, Now!

I suggest you...Do away with the fiat money system, in which, our money is not based on anything but faith. An economic equation should be used that factors in such values as population, employment, debt, productivity, harvested natural resources, etc. I am sure some economist can come up with a very appropriate equation that most countries could agree with adopting. I think is as simple as you cannot print more money... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Government-wide Early Out Retirement for Employees Under CSRS

The Office of Personnel Management should direct all federal departments and agencies to offer early out retirements to employees under the older CSRS system. This will accomplish three things and effectively "kill three birds with one stone." One, it will take some of the most highly paid GS grade and step employees off of department/agency payrolls at considerable savings. Two, the cost to taxpayers for retired employees... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Consolidate Job Application Systems

There are too many job application systems dispersed throughout the government. Sometimes different agencies within the same department use different systems. While I agree that sometimes some systems are better than others, there has to be a more standardized approach. It should be mandated that unless there is a valid reason (i.e. national security), all federal positions should be listed in USAJOBS. I've seen plenty... more »

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Legislative Branch

How to Deal With Unemployment

As we all know be now, employment a crucial factor for a success of our economy and society. So as the president Obama already recognized, one of the biggest challenges we are facing in this country at the moment is provide jobs to the new workforce but even more importantly to the people that have lost their jobs. At the same time we are struggling with budgets. One efficient and effective way to help the unemployed... more »

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