Campaign: Legislative Branch

No More First Class for Executives

Stop making taxpayers pay for premium accomodations (hotel, airlines, rental cars) for traveling executives. If they want to travel in better than standard, they should pay for it with their own money, not at taxpayer expense.

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Excessive Fees and Charges through the Travel System

Excessive processing fees are needlessly charged and many times inflated prices for flights are billed to the federal government through the travel system. The government is charged for every voucher processed through the system. The simplest voucher that pays an employee a single per diem without hotel charges, costs the government over $13; and the travel agency did not do anything except their computer system was ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

BALANCING LIFE AND THE MISSION: COMPRESSED SCHEDULING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Over the past few decades, many state and municipal law enforcement departments across the country have studied the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a compressed work schedule (CWS) for their uniformed officers and agents. “Lateral thinking,” coined by Edward de Bono (1970) is a set of approaches and techniques designed to find radically new approaches to problems - to come at them from the side rather than ...more »

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Campaign: Judicial Branch

Prisoners Grow Their Own Food

Prisoner self-provisioning, whether in govern run or privately operated facilities, require prisoners to grow and produce their own food. It is much cheaper for taxpayers to provide the "starts" for growing their own sustanance. In growing and providing for their own sustanence, we are also educating and training them in job skills. Reduces costs for support of prisons and prisoners. Increases job skills of prisoners ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

One day power down

I suggest that all federal government offices, that are not public facing, be closed one day a week. On that day, employees would take thier flex days, leave, leave without pay, or telework. The alternate activity could be built into agency policies. Business would continue due to teleworking employees. Direct savings includes infrastructure and logistical savings for the buildings (electricity and water and custodial ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Bike to work incentive program

I suggest that the Department of Interior, as well as any other Department that does not have an incentive program for employees to bike to work, implements such a program. Incentives for biking to work could be anything from monetary awards to reimbursements for costs associated with biking (i.e. bike repairs or bike parts). Such an incentive program would encourage employees to bike to work, reducing the amount of ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Transportation

OpenAir: let employees/agencies find the best airline fares

I suggest federal employees be allowed to arrange their own airfare, like they're able to do for hotel reservations. After booking tickets for a recent conference, I was frustrated by the fact that the tickets I purchased through the government travel agent (ADTRAV) were about 25% more than what I could get if I booked a similar itinerary myself through either airline websites, or fare aggregators (e.g. kayak.com). I've ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Discontinue the GSA City Pairs Program.

Discontinue the GSA City Pairs Program. As a DoD employee I’m forced to use DTS to do my travel. Inside of DTS flight are all arranged by government contract flights based on the GSA city pairs program. I can almost always find a less costly flight but I’m never allowed to use based on the fact the flight is less costly and the justification they give for this is that if we allow to many people to choose other than ...more »

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Campaign: Small Business Administration

Accountability

Accountability for how US dollars are spent should be at the level of the person making the decision. It is not right for a director to use federal dollars to fund fuel in his personal airplane so that he can maintain his hours for pilot licensure. His job does not require that he fly a plane, especially solo and the waste is unnecessary. Flying commercially would be less expensive, if necessary.

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Campaign: Department of Defense

4/10's 9/8's

Initialize a four day 10 hr work weeks (or 9/8's), especially here in DC area. With 4 Day work weeks commuters will decrease pollution, reduce energy used (computers/lights/etc) within government buildings, less congestion on high ways, improvement of work force by reducing ‘time-away’, edge in competitive recruitment of highly skilled work force (commercial nuclear industry and private sector are already doing.)

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Eliminate Beneficiary Travel

I suggest you... Eliminate the Beneficiary Travel program. This is a Secretary's discretionary benefit, not a codified one, making it easier to change. No other health provider (DOD, IHS, Tricare, Medicare) pays patients to drive to their appt. This program is inequitible and ripe for fraud/waste/abuse. New CBOCs make primary care available close to home. This is a huge cost as the agency attempts to keep pace with ...more »

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