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Don’t penalize agency’s budgets for turning money back in.

Save money.

 

Stop the Government end of year hurry-up and spend it so we don't lose it scenario.

 

Don’t penalize agency’s budgets for turning money back in.

 

Save money.

 

Make it so yearly allotted government department moneys at every level are not lost at the end of the fiscal year If they are not spent or allocated or used. Don’t lower there budget but just accredited to moneys saved.

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Cost Saving Tip

Leave the lights off in well lighted areas. This would reducee the cost of the electric bill somewhat. I come into work daily and refuse to turn the lights on because it's not needed. Computers that are not being utilized, leave off the same as any other equipmentr that isn't being used.

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STOP WASTEFUL IT SPENDING

Create a Federal-wide clearinghouse listing all of the IT systems and their functions.

 

Before another IT system is purchased - everyone should check the Federal Technology Clearinghouse to determine if there's a capability that can meet their need.

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Government Educational Benefits Policy

I sugget the Government tighten its policies on educating the workforce. Programs to assist federal workers monetarily with Bachelor's and Master's degrees make sense. However, the Government should limit the cost. The Government should not be paying for employees to go to schools in other states over a number of weekends to attend classes. Most cities and all states have bachelor and graduate classes available.... more »

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Standard Time and Attendance Application

I suggest DOD standardize on a single web based civilian time and attendance system. the Navy currently uses Sldcada as the single source for collecting time and attendance data and inputing to DCPS. There is no reason this could not be deployed DOD wide eliminating the need for countless hardware and software purchases, maintenance, facilities, etc. All DOD civilian employees should be using a standardized application... more »

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Unifying the military services

The US military is a large institutional holdout on unifying like functions, missions and tasks. Each service has separate administrative processes, core training, bases, and chains-of command, just to name a few. Creating a single military service with distinct platforms (air, land and maritime) will save billions by reducing redundancies. The Uniform Code of Military Justice and the enlisted and commissioned pay... more »

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Earned Value to only be applied to Development Contracts

Reduce the requirement of Earned Value Management on all contracts over $20M to only apply to contracts that are in development. Earned Value is a great management tool durring development stages. It does not provide the influence once a contract is for production or is annualized purchases. It can not make the product a better quality, or produced faster or less expensive. The Earned Value clause requiring contractors... more »

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Monthly Precertification of Time

The Corps of Engineers is currently rquired to precertify timesheets before the end of each month. That means that several days before the end of the month we have to estimate the time we will work through the end of the month and our time keeper records that estimated time in the financial managment system. Then if the actual time worked differs from the projected time previously entered, then the time keeper has to... more »

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Temporary Duty

Mandate teleconferencing and reduce Temporary Duty (TDY) funding by 50%. Use mission essential personal only for TDY and stop supervision from going TDY unless dictated by the mission. All Defence Acquisition University classes will become computer based classes. There is No value added for TDY classes. Make all resident classes teleconference classes. This will save millions a year in unnecessary TDYs.

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Expended recycling programs

I suggest that there be expanded recycling in federal agencies. Currently, white paper is collected but what about a seperate bin for newspaper and a sepearte bin for recyclable cans/bottles/plastics? Most communities have similar recycling programs. The recycled material would be out of the main trash collection and would save money. The recycled material would either be sold to appropriate recycle centers or collected... more »

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Buying Supplies

modify buying supplies for an entire organization/installation. Right now we buy our supplies from the supply store on base, but I have checked and we can get such things as toner cartridges cheaper when buying in bulk from local stores/internet.

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