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Office of Personnel Management

All Contractor PIV cards issued by OPM

With the advent of PIV cards, agencies are now conducting more rigorous screening and on-boarding processes for employees and contractors. We spent billions getting here, and one hurdle remains (aside from actually adopting the use of PIV cards to log-in, which I'll submit next): contractors still are required to have multiple PIV badges for multiple agencies at which they work. Couldn't OPM be entrusted/tasked with conducting... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Require Telework on Snow Days

Require Telework on Snow Days. Any Federal employee who telecommutes should be required, unless directed otherwise by management, to telework on days the office is closed for snow (or any other reason), and also automatically allowed to telecommute if there is a delayed opening or liberal leave policy in place, provided the employee properly planned for it.

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Office of Personnel Management

OPM-FISD TDY Savings

During TDY's ensure not to cross send employees or deplete an org of employees on TDY where others will have to be sent on TDY into that org.

example: Western region is sent on TDY to aid the southern region. An org in western region is depleted of employees. Another org or region's employee is sent TDY into the depleted western region's org to aid. TDY funds were wasted when one employee could have remained in the... more »

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Legislative Branch

tie all federal pay (politicians and bureaucrats) to minimum wage

So congress cannot get a pay raise without raising minimum wage, nor can bureaucrats get annual COLA raises, unless minimum wage goes up. If the folks at the lowest end cannot get raises, what makes those of us making more should get more?

 

We can't force this on the private sector, but it would be a show of integrity and good faith even if limited to the public sector.

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Legislative Branch

Consolidate Health Care Plans

I used to think that government employees had the best health care until I compared what I used to get in the private industry for a lot less money. I think we can realize tremendous savings while increasing the quality of our health insurance if we consolidate plans where it makes sense. For instance, in New Jersey we have several plans that have the same network and provide the same services. However, both plans charge... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Embrace a Results Oriented Work Environments (ROWE)

Embrace Results Oriented Work Environments (ROWE). This would allow employees to accomplish work where and when they choose so long as they do their work and do it well.

By embracing this approach you will increase employee satisfaction which correlates to improved work product. Furthermore, the work force will be less dependent on set offices and may be able to save money on utilities costs if employees choose to operate... more »

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Department of Labor

the thirty-six hour four day work week for Federal employees.

I suggest that the Federal Government lead the way to the four day work week. The work week would consist of 4 days 9 hours for a total of 36 hours. This 10% reduction in hours would be paid for by foregoing all step increases and COLA increases for two years.Thereby helping to control Federal spending. In addition, this initiative would reduce commutation time and improve the air quality and traffic during rush hour... more »

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Department of Defense

Incentivize Travelers to Save on TDY Lodging Costs

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Currently OPM per diem rates for travel (TDY) are set so that the lodging rate is a 'use it or lose it' system whereby money not spent on lodging is returned to the government. This fosters an environment where most government travelers don't spend any time looking for the best rate. In fact, in many cases the upper limit is what travelers look for so that they can maximize their frequent traveler program points.... more »

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