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Department of Energy

Job Stimulus

There are a lot of operations the government does for itself; maintenance, IT, legal, etc. While some of these aspects may need to be government-run for security purposes, others may not be so critical. If we allow local organizations and businesses to be provide their services without contract or non-compete agreements (this part is important), we would help them to grow, allow those whose business focuses best on those... more »

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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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Department of the Treasury

Financial Analyst

how about a program called "federal investment lending assistance," or something close to that, where the federal government can take advantage of its historically cheap borroing costs (3% 10 year yield, for example) and lend DIRECTLY to businesses who want to invest in growth projects. the US Treasury can borrow more cheaply than private companies, and there are many projects that we know are going unfunded because... more »

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Government Jobs for Unemployed and TANIF Recipients

My idea is that you set aside a certain number of government jobs and only make them available to those that are receiving unemployment benefits or on social programs such as TANIF. Not just manual labor (but don't exclude those type of jobs) but good, decent paying jobs so young mothers and fathers can afford to raise their children and improve their quality of life. Give them jobs that don't require degrees but offer... more »

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Department of the Interior

Enforce fair hiring practices for internally government employees

Enforce Fair and Better hiring practices for upper level positions within DOI:
Many 15+ year DOI employees never get promoted when promotions finally do come around. In the past 3 years there have been many upper level promotion opportunities in my department, they all went to outside people who have no idea how government works, and only have limited skills in one area. Definitely lowers moral and employee loyalty among... more »

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Department of Commerce

Strategic Re-Positioning of Federal Jobs from DV/VA/MD to the other 48 states based on Jobs "Proximal Necessity" to the Washingt

With the growth of the U.S. populaton and the increasing responsibilities of the Federal Goverment, Direct (Federal Hires) and Indirect (Contractor's and Lobbyists) Jobs are disporportionally (with respect to the other 48 states) located in the DC/VA/MD area. The Federal Goverment pays significant direct costs (higher locality pay) and indirect costs (stimulus programs in the underperforming states, environmental costs,... more »

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Department of the Interior

Figure out other ways to recruit for entry level Federal Jobs

Government should participate in Job expos again.

Great way to recruit for entry level jobs with in the federal government. Many young americans don't even know who most of the federal government agencies are, what they do, nor what jobs they can apply for that is entry level. and advertise that more outside of USAjobs, the Federal Goverment needs more positive exposure. This would at least appear that they care about... more »

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Department of Justice

Find ways to Recruit younger people for entry level Federal Jobs

I suggest you...Government should participate in Job expos again.

Great way to recruit for entry level jobs with in the federal government. Many young americans don't even know who most of the federal government agencies are, what they do, nor what jobs they can apply for that is entry level. and advertise that more outside of USAjobs, the Federal Goverment needs more positive exposure. This would at least appear... more »

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Department of Labor

Recruit the college grads and participate in Job expos

I suggest you...Government should participate in Job expos again.

Great way to recruit for entry level jobs with in the federal government. Many young americans don't even know who most of the federal government agencies are, what they do, nor what jobs they can apply for that is entry level. and advertise that more outside of USAjobs, the Federal Goverment needs more positive exposure. This would at least appear... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Recruit new college grads, and participate in job expos

I suggest you...Government should participate in Job expos again.

Great way to recruit for entry level jobs with in the federal government. Many young americans don't even know who most of the federal government agencies are, what they do, nor what jobs they can apply for that is entry level. and advertise that more outside of USAjobs, the Federal Goverment needs more positive exposure. This would at least appear... more »

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Department of Energy

Recruit new college grads, and participate in job expos

I suggest you...Government should participate in Job expos again.

Great way to recruit for entry level jobs with in the federal government. Many young americans don't even know who most of the federal government agencies are, what they do, nor what jobs they can apply for that is entry level. and advertise that more outside of USAjobs, the Federal Goverment needs more positive exposure. This would at least appear... more »

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Department of Labor

Bring offshored jobs back to America

Provide incentives for American businesses to hire the unemployed and welfare receipents for "minimum wage" labor. One Ideas is make up the difference, in tax credits or government subsidies, for the cost of hiring an American in replacement of currently employed offshore employees. Such incentives are needed for Americans to be able to complete with offshoring of jobs. This may also encourage the building of American... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Carbon Footprint Competition

There is nothing like a competition to get people motivated. We need a federal government wide competition that allows agencies to compete with one another to reduce their carbon footprint. Putting in place mechanisms to reduce energy consumption and increase use of renewable resources such as using capturing rain water for toliets, momentum based power, solar power, wind power. The rules would be to use whats in there... more »

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