Browse Ideas with tag 'time':

Wasted man hours and suggestion time

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Campaign: Executive Office of the President

utilize deduplication software to seek out and eliminate duplicate entries at this site. There are likely thousands or tens of thousands of man-hours spent on this site looking at duplicate entries. From my observations, though there may be subtle differences in many suggestions, roughly 60% of entries (such as lighting, travel policies, benefits, etc) are duplicate or similar entries. Even by having an individual ...more »

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GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

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Campaign: General Services Administration

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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CONDITIONAL RESIDENT CARDS. A TRUE SOLUTION TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

There are not 100 illegal immigrants in the USA‚Ķ.. There are thousands. A CONDITIONAL RESIDENT CARD should be given to immigrants who DO NOT have a criminal record for murder, rape, DUI, or domestic violence. Those illegal immigrants who, at any point in their stay in the US, committed those crimes, should get DEPORTED to their country of origin right away. Illegal immigrants should pay a fine of $2,000 to $6,000 if ...more »

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Default Typeset

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Change all default typeset to Century Gothic, which saves 30% more ink than Arial. This would result in millions of dollars in savings for the government, with a very simple change.

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Do not Post Fake Job Openings

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Campaign: Office of Personnel Management

Do not mislead job applicants by posting job openings to public which already have candidates in mind. This will save tremendously time and cost (time = money), and reduce stress and disappointment for job applicants. I will also save hiring managers' and HR's time for posting such jobs.

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Being brief and briefing

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Campaign: Department of State

Brief why - So many words for a simple thing! Not wise. Briefing why - Good to catch up with short briefings from colleagues and supervisors! So here it is, my submission before the extended last day July 29th: Brevity in words not in work Improve work and relations Smile and have patience Gratitude for little things Seize the moment aspire to greatness More partners and friends galore Google and profile ...more »

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Federal Government Information Technology Best Practices Website

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Campaign: Executive Office of the President

I have observed a need for a single, federal government best practices website for federal Information Techonology (IT) projects. The IT best practices website would include best practices related to IT related project management, requirements gathering, risks assessment, IT reference materials, systems testing information, systems training, systems security, and other established IT related best practices. By having ...more »

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Meetings using Technology not Travel Dollars

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Technology like webinars and video conferences must be implemented into the federal governmet. These tools allow the amount federal workers travel to significantly decrease. Travel is a very costly part of the federal budget. Many of these types of services, like video conference calling, are at federal sites however they do not seem to be preferred. If a meeting can take place via video or web and have the same productivity ...more »

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Revist the prison island solution as it worked with Australia. We could use Mars.

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Australia is a unique among the nations of the world because it originated as a prison island. In the 17th and 18th century the British took their common criminals and other prisoners halfway across the world to Australia. There they would leave them with some supplies, and the prisoners, all alone, began to cultivate the island. Also many of the prisoners became shepherds. They began to raise many, many sheep. Sheep ...more »

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Air Traffic Control

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Campaign: Department of Transportation

There are large expenses in maintaining air traffic control towers - hvac, facilities, engine generators, etc. Also, air traffic controllers are paid high salaries. NATCA would like you to think they are suffering and poor, but the public is not that ignorant. With today's high speed technology and redundancy capabilities, it is possible to simply have a few poles with video cameras placed around the airport, instead ...more »

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TIME wasted accounting for TIME

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Campaign: Office of Personnel Management

Simplify time accounting. For "salaried" employees, why count hours? Count accomplishments, count positive comments from satisfied customers, count money saved, widgets produced, etc. So much money is spent on recording and tracking and accounting for time that we could do a lot more useful work if that was eliminated.

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TIME wasted accounting for TIME

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Campaign: Office of Personnel Management

Simplify time accounting. For "salaried" employees, why count hours? Count accomplishments, count positive comments from satisfied customers, count money saved, widgets produced, etc. So much money is spent on recording and tracking and accounting for time that we could do a lot more useful work if that was eliminated.

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Real Time Pricing for Electricity Rates Can Save Hundreds of Billions

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Investigate/Implement Real Time Pricing for electricity rates for all local, state, federal, DoD facilities to include military, education, etc... 10% annual cost savings realized at Naval Support Activity Panama City FL earned. This could be worth hundred of billions to the country. Shift hours of operation to non-peak hours.

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Decorations Instead of Quarterly Awards

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Campaign: Department of Defense

In the United States Air Force, we recognize Airmen who have performed above and beyond on a quarterly and annual basis with quarterly and annual awards. To nominate someone for an award, the nominee must have accomplished 11 separate leadership/work-related achievements, 3 self improvement-related achievements, and 3 community service-related achievements. These are documented on a Form 1206. Winning nominees then ...more »

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GET THE ACTUAL VOTES AND TALLY THE TOTAL OF ALL LIKE IDEAS.

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Combine all the similar topics into one to tally actually votes. Who has the time to read through 16k plus ideas? That sounds like a waste of Government time and money. For instance there are nearly 10,000 telework, tele-commute, telecommute, work from home, etc. these should all be tallied and then count the total votes. Do I have to take the time to read through all of these? The point was made with one; although ...more »

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NMCI, Increase speed of intranet

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Campaign: Department of Defense

NMCI server system needs to be sped up drastically, whether that equates to additional servers, larger servers, faster servers or all of the above. They routinely slow to a virtual crawl, with some functions (accessing the global to find an email address) that have taken as much as 5 minutes and 47 seconds to complete, many Global accesses taking at least 38 seconds to complete. Many office actions take 13 seconds to ...more »

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Each organization complete a six sigma lean event

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Have each organization complete a six sigma event to streamline their processes to reduce waste. I know the organization I work with has implemented new ideas out of the air and sometimes performs additional work than that is what required. It needs to be determined if this additional work efforts are actually needed and are benificial. A lean six sigma may find numerous ways to streamline processes and reduce waste. ...more »

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Meeting Cost-Benefit Gadget/Tool

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Campaign: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

I suggest you develop a (Google-like) gadget in which meeting administrators can enter the number of participants and an estimated average salary burn rate. Like a timer, the gadget tool would display the number of tax dollars being spent. Although simplistic in form, meeting chairpersons could use this information to improve meeting efficiency with quick and visible cost/benefit assessments. The ability to determine ...more »

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Discuss Efficiency

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Campaign: Department of Labor

At least annually, ask each federal worker to describe the factors that affect his or her productivity. In my experience, most workers want to be productive, and most workers have insight into the circumstances that enhance or detract from their performance. Yet in the absence of routine discussions about efficiency, workers may interpret questions about productivity as criticism. Without an established forum, workers ...more »

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UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION:SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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8 hour shifts for part timers-offered for 2 days, 3 days, and 4 days

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

I suggest you allow part timers to work 8 hour shifts. It would be beneficial to many TSO's, as well as for TSA. No more trying to get people to stay late or come in early. Less shift changes during the day. I'd bet even less sick calls (since they wouldn't be coming in 5 days a week.) Quite possibly less OT for the full timers who are already over worked and under sleeping. TONS of money saved! Also~ MORE AWAKE, MORE ...more »

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