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Office of Personnel Management

Offer Lower Grades to Qualified Job Candidates

My idea has to do with a personnel policy that causes Federal agencies to choose between being budget-conscious or hiring the most qualified workforce. The policy prevents agencies from achieving both goals simultaneously. When candidates apply for a Federal job with a career ladder, for example, a GS 12/13/14, many candidates apply only for the higher grades. According to Human Resources professionals, the hiring... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Make it easier to fire non-performing employees

Make it easier to fire people who do not perform. The ones who come in late, take a long lunch and then leave early. The ones who create a culture in which competent people are punished with more work and less recognition because overpaid individuals know that they can get away with doing nothing all day and taking home a large paycheck anyway. All because they know they work for the Feds, and that comes with a guarantee... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Make dealing with non-performing employees easier

Salaries are probably the single greatest cost that the Federal Government pays. By making it easier to fire, hire and improve performance, salaries will be paid toward quality people who are working hard. It takes a lot of time to hire and fire people and because of the time lag and difficulty, employees and managers become demotivated and money is wasted. Making it easier to deal with non-performing employees raises... more »

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Legislative Branch

Increase number of lower grade positions

The government is top heavy to too many people in the upper grade levels (and larger salaries) and too few people at the lower grades to actually accomplish the meat of work. REDUCE the number of upper level positions available and hire more people at lower grades. This will save money, provide additional jobs and give new workers room to advance.

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Department of Health and Human Services

FREDS: Federal Registration and Entry on Duty System

My suggestion is to create an Entry on Duty system that is linked to USAJOBs.gov and our personnel system. So that an applicant does not have to fill out multiple forms with the same information over and over again. This would dramatically reduce cost and increase the efficiency of our onboarding process. We could call it FREDS: Federal Registration and Entry on Duty System.

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