Department of the Interior

Nurse Practitioner on Site to see Sick Employees

At large Federal Buildings, offer a Nurse Practitioner to be available to employees who get sick on job. Often employees must take off work to go see a doctor, when seeing a nurse on-site might greatly eliminate need to leave workplace where they could just get a prescription from the nurse & fill it on their lunch hour.

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Department of Homeland Security

Compensatory time off

Many of us work extra hours, staying late and coming in early to meet deadlines but still wind up having to use sick time or leave for doctors' appointments and children's emergencies. A reasonable policy would be to record the extra hours and allow them to be used before the end of the next pay period.

 

This is not a new idea, but it is a humane one.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Junk the Junk Food!

Upgrade government cafeteria food choices to HEALTHY. Stop selling junk food, sodas, high fat and high cholesterol foods in government cafeterias and vending machines. This will improve health, reduce sickness, reduce healthcare costs, and reduce health insurance premiums.

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Social Security Administration

Use anti-bacterial material to build government furniture

We can save on paying for sick leave and many topical cleaning supplies by making desks and chairs out of anti-bacterial material, such as rhinolin, for example. Many products also contain recycled materials. I've read that these materials will destroy bacteria without the use of any chemical or cleaning fluids.

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Department of Energy

Combine Sick Leave and Vacation

Combine sick leave and vacation leave into one pool. Add them together and then take a percentage (say 85%) and give that to employees and just call it leave. So many waste time and money because they have sick leave to burn. If leave existed and was all like vacation, we wouldn't have the administrative headaches and the use of "sick time" when it wasn't really needed. This would be easy to do and save thousands... more »

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