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Department of Health and Human Services

Under Budget, On Time

Government employees learn early to spend the full budget in order to justify asking for more the following years. Instead we should submit the yearly planning budget, have it properly reviewed, and if goals are achieved under budget we could receive a fractional bonus of the funds. A record of success under budget would then justify receiving more and more funds to manage.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Change from annual to biannual fiscal period

The annual budget cycle imposes tremendous costs: months each of legislative negotiations, executive branch budget justifications and allocations, and end-of-year intensive work to spend every budgeted dollar. Funding decisions are made so late at the lowest level that it is almost too late to initiate full and open procurement. The procurement staffs are consistently understaffed across the federal government, so procurement... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Lead by Example

As the end of a fiscal year approaches, many government agencies have funds remaining in their budget. There is an impression among agencies system wide that they must ‘use or lose’ the balance or the following fiscal year their budget will be drastically reduced. An alternative that would reduce the rush to spend at the end of the fiscal year is simple; donate a percentage of the unspent funds to CFC with the balance... more »

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