I suggest that you allow a persons work experience to go back farther thatn 3 or 5 years. Yes some things do change and so do procedures but not that much. One might have experience to land a job if their past experience can be checked into. There are so many people out of work and this could possible help them get employment.
Department of Labor
I suggest you remove unemployment benefits from individuals who are not actively searching for a job or refuse to take a reasonable job offer.
Personnel are the bottom line. Various programs to motivate and increase morale for those in the workplace would ultimately lead to increased efficiency and more bang for your buck.
Look at this list of the 100 greatest companies to work for: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2009/full_list/.
Would your place of work be on this list?
depelop a jobs program similar to the CETA program (an education training program) in the 1970s. The program was designed to provide jobs/training at universities, large companies, etc. The training /job would develop skills for jobs that are in demand, now and in the future. "green jobs" would be a good example of how the training could be applied.
I suggest you use an electronic fax so that we could save on paper. Employees would print only documents needed.
Paperless, paperless, paperless. There needs to be a government wide effort to reduce the amount of paper used/wasted. Great examples of this working is when DFAS started paperless LES statements or the Air Force started using the paperless e-invite program. Not only will this save a lot of money but it will benefit the environment.
Turn off the monitor when you go to the bathroom.
I support the telecommuting for federal employee in D.C idea because D.C ares has topped #4 for the worst traffic city in the U.S.