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Require Homeland Security to learn from Katrina and 911 so that they develop a list of the top 100 pieces of equipment and supplies needed in a disaster. Require that the list be specific by GSA numbers. Then require all federal agencies to follow the GSA number system and regularly report to Homeland Security and their Regional GSA office of the equipment and supplies they average stock on that list. Then go on to ...more »
Expose nepotism. Agencies can hold family reunions because of the degree of family ties within agencies. The general public doesn't have a chance. Require HR to publicly list all the family ties each person has within an agency. Also, require HR to publicly list the credentials of over GS-12's.
Screen excess property, equipment, parts more effectively. Just because someone is cleaning out their area doesn't mean that someone else couldn't use their excess. As it is, everything just goes out the door because of the tidy/cleanliness theory. If excess can be listed for auction purposes, it should be regularly listed for agency wide reuse.
Reduce transportation costs by requiring evey traveler to post their travel route through a single logistic office that has the ability to indicate it on an agency map. Require people to transport other people as well as equipment, etc. to reduce transporation and shipping costs. Require people to submit a form on why telecomuting, email, etc. won't work in lieu of traveling.
Make Wednesday a quiet day. Emails, phone calls and mail stack...and just when you start an intensive project, here comes an interruption. Make Wednesday a non-interruptive day where across each agency, employees stop going to other's desks and calling and emailing them...except if project related. That way one day a week would be interruption free.