Department of Defense

Retire DCPDS; NEW PROGRAM NEEDED

This idea will take much preplanning, coordination and money to execute. But what will you get in return? DCPDS is an old and outdated program used to execute personnel functions in the DON. Instead of executing patches, how about we revamp the program all together? How about we create this new program to interface with other DON programs--allowing the information to flow to MyBiz, TFMMS, TWMS, DCIPS, DCPS, etc. Allowing... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate Redundant Resource Requirements - Save 20% on Administrative Overhead

Currently, there are multiple functional roles that duplicate unnecessarily within DHS. Congress should provide the Secretary with the authority to reorganize support organizations to align in a more function efficient structure. Centralizing support organizations such as construction management, facilities management, fleet management, human resources, acquisition management, IT services and other roles that require... more »

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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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Office of Personnel Management

Annual Pre-Certified Job Fair for New Graduates

Federal agencies should be able to participate in an annual job fair, where they are able to choose among pre-certified recent graduates of undergraduate and graduate programs. This idea addresses several problems: 1) The broken Federal hiring process. This will reduce the amount of time it takes to bring new hires on for entry-level jobs in the government (currently months and months), saving costs from postings and... more »

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Department of Defense

Focus on an individual's stengths rather than weaknesses

Encourage every individual to take the StrengthsFinder Profile and discuss thier results with their supervisor and team members. Identify, then focus each individual on their unique talents, how they can turn them into strengths by gaining skills and knowledge, and deliberately place them into positions which allow them to play to their strengths most of the time. Based on a large scale research study conducted by Gallup.... 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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Department of State

P.U.P.I.L wastes money and infects morale

I believe thousands of dollars could be saved on a yearly basis, if the P.U.P.I.L. factor could be dealt with and permanently removed in an effective way. The first 'P' in P.U.P.I.L. stands for "partial" or partiality. It is the action that is the result of not investigating facts objectively and thoroughly. It is the action that plays "favorites" and that justifies wrong doing, but is quick to accuse and condemn loyal... more »

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Department of State

Contract with SIV recipients to telecommute from the U.S.

IRAQ: Contract with SIV recipients to continue to provide services through telecommuting from the U.S. Currently, the law makes Iraqi nationals eligible to apply for an SIV after 366 days of successful service to the USG. Many of the services they provide involve research and translation - and even maintaining contacts with GOI officials by email. Some of these persons have served far longer than 366 days, and after... more »

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Legislative Branch

Increase number of lower grade positions

The government is top heavy to too many people in the upper grade levels (and larger salaries) and too few people at the lower grades to actually accomplish the meat of work. REDUCE the number of upper level positions available and hire more people at lower grades. This will save money, provide additional jobs and give new workers room to advance.

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Department of Labor

WORK ONE HOUR FOR FREE OR WORK ANOTHER EXTRA HOUR

I suggest to work one hour for free or work another extra hour during a work week. Maybe some people won't like this idea but the calculations will show that a lot of money can be saved and used for many useful projects. This idea can be even implemented as pilot project or during "hard times", like economic and financial crisises. For example, it can be adopted for three months and its efficiency can be calculated easily.... more »

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Department of State

Stress-Free Work Break

I suggest you install a mandatory “Stress-Free Work Break”. Instead of wasting our time by checking personal e-mails, having a non healthy coffee or a smoke break, a 20 Minutes Stress-Free Group Activity could result in a more proactive staff. Stress could become a real burden in terms of productivity and human relationships at the work place. A tremendous waste of time, energy and money is the result of sharing the work... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Project: EmpowHR - Building Excellence in Government Workforce

Project empowHR is about implementing a CARE program for all Federal, State and Local Government employees which will achieve lower extended leaves of absence from employees, earlier return to work, fewer worker's compensation claims, boost morale, increased efficiency and productivity and proactive responsiveness. If the Federal Government truly cares about employees, employees in turn will tryly care about the public.... more »

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Department of the Interior

Voluntary, Confidential Career Aptitude Evaluation

We all know of employees who are unhappy with their jobs, and their jobs are unhappy with them. Or they feel able to accomplish more in another job but don't know what their skills are or where they might fit in another federal job. The evaluation would give them suggestions for jobs to think about applying for, or some ideas on where to improve their knowledge through education so they could get one of those jobs.

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