In years of econimic stress, limit the annual pay raise to lower grades, such as employees at a GS-09 level and below
Office of Personnel Management
OPM Could save 1.22 Per Security Clearance package returned if they scanned and emailed rather than using US Postal Service or Fed Ex
I suggest that you provide more health care options instead of just employee and Family. I currently am a single parent raising 2 children. I don't think it's fair that I should have to pay "Family" fees for a spouse that does not exist.
Encourage fitness and decreased health costs by changing the Bicycle Commuter Act to allow payment of transit subsidy and the bike subsidy together so long as they don't exceed the transit subsidy. The either-or provision as the law is currently written prevents many employees from using it.
Require agencies to pay the new subsidy.
One of the biggest cost to the government is employee' salary. I suggest the government promotes people beyond a GS 11 only if they have a master degree. Too many people get promoted up to a GS12, 13 or even 14 without getting a master. This will create at least smarter worker force, and eliminate those who just are define as "laid back"
Use personality inventory instruments to align people with jobs. Ensuring that we put people in a job in which they are, by nature, pre-disposed to be successful, as opposed to assuming everyone can do every job successfully, would save the Government and the American people millions of dollars each year in productivity.
Do not mislead job applicants by posting job openings to public which already have candidates in mind. This will save tremendously time and cost (time = money), and reduce stress and disappointment for job applicants. I will also save hiring managers' and HR's time for posting such jobs.
I think the government could save alot of money if we stopped going TDY and started utilizing Video Teleconferencing between agencies and servicing regions. With today's technology we should be traveling less and using less time and money to get things accomplished with video teleconferencing.
-Less time waiting to get on/off base
-Less security guards needed on Mondays/Fridays
-Half utilities used on Mondays/Fridays
-Movitivated employees with 3-day weekends
-Less overtime generated with longer workdays
-Less gas/diesel usage for personal and GOV's
-Less wear/tear on vehicles with extra day off
-Several 4-day holiday weekends...increased... more »