Showing 5 ideas for tag "transparency"
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Expense Transparency for True End-Users

When individual employees make requests for hardware or services, provide the requester and appropriate lower-level end-user(s) with the final "charged" cost.
When real users (not managers, admins, or accountants) see the often outrageous costs to taxpayers, they will be more likely to investigate and reduce those expenses.
This "transparency" is similar to the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statements that health insurance... more »

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Federal Communications Commission

limit volume and life of confidential documents in agency proceedings

Confidential submissions to government agency proceedings limit public discussion and increase document handling costs. I suggest that OMB, consistent with the President's directive on transparency, instruct government agencies (1) to adopt a presumption against granting confidentiality for submissions in agency proceedings, (2) require the confidential status of documents by default to expire in 3 years without compelling... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Adding responsible information to every document (Agency/Branch/Component/Date)

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Add responsible Agency/Branch/Component/Date information to every form, document, manual, publication, or web page.
With this ANY staff member can easily identify the agency to contact when changes are needed in.

Example (FEMA/VA-NPSC/NCT/07-19-2010)

Facts: Thousands of man hours are being wasted every year when publications need to be changed or updated and author is not readily identifiable.
Too often, if... more »

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Legislative Branch

Transparency

Information about federal employee salaries, bonuses, travel expenses, purchases, and performance plans should be publicly available in real time on agency web sites, not grudgingly divulged only when it is impossible to avoid complying with FOIA requests demanding such information. This would expose waste and inefficiency and allow it to be eliminated. It would also make it easier to eliminate discrimination and allow... more »

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