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Provide updated computer equipment to employees. The technology being used on the outdated equipment causes employees to be knocked of the system repeatedly, losing sensitive and pertinent information. It also causes employees to re-enter information previously entered. Sometimes the information is lost and research is required all over again. The crash is sudden, so there isn't time to save the information entered... more »

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US Goverment Loans

Take federal USDA loan programs out of the federal government and put it back into capitalists hands. The federal government will always be sued due to inequality and racism and that is what the federal government prevents. Openeing the federal governments doors to lawsuites from unhappy costumers is not what the federal government is about. Recently the USDA was sued for 1 billion dollars and lost due to racism. Many... more »

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Training made cheaper

Federal employees don't need to travel for training. We have the technology to webcast trainings via the internet or prerecordings. Why fly federal employees all over the country to be trained when the training can be recorded for nothing and emailed to the recipient for nothing.

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Support Function Consolidation

Consolidate support functions within an agency, or across several governmental agencies if applicable. If one agency has 10 centers and each of those centers has support functions that are the same, such as procurement, environmental, GIS, administrative, etc., and they provide the same support as other offices in that agency, combine and consolidate these functions to support all of the centers instead of duplicating... more »

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SABBATICALS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

I BELIEVE IF ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES OFFERED EMPLOYEE SABBATICALS AS INCENTIVES, THIS WOULD MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES TO WORK HARDER TO MEET SABBATICAL QUALIFICATIONS. CO-WORKERS OR MANAGEMENT WOULD NOMINATE AND SELECT WHICH EMPLOYEE IN THEIR AGENCY QUALIFIES TO BE AWARDED A SABBATICAL. SABBATICALS COULD BE IN DIFFERENT TIME LENGTHS I.E. 1-DAY, 2-DAY, 1-WEEK, 2-WEEKS, 1-MONTH, ETC. QUALIFICATIONS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BE NOMINATED... more »

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Budget spending

In the government your division is given a budget. We are programmed to spend every penny of this budget because if we don't it will be viewed during the following years budget decisions that since we didn't spend every penny then we don't need as much the following year and your budget could get cut. So you always find something to spend those last few dollars on. These dollars could be left due to various reasons....one... more »

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Background Checks--Cost savings

When conducting the five year background reinvestigations, the investigative resources should be better utilized. Recently in Alaska at our office we have had numerous background investigations due to the 5 year reinvestigation. The agents doing the background checks are all flying up from the lower 48 at a huge expense. Investigators who are already in Alaska should be utilized to reduce unneeded expenses; such as airline... more »

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Please revamp our travel system!!! SAVE $$$$$$$$$$$

The travel regulations need to be revised drastically! The Government is paying unbelievable amounts of money for federal employees' travel. The government contract carriers are predetermined and federal employees are required to use "only" contract carriers. The problem is that the fares are substantially higher than if we were allowed to book our flights online. The airlines offer discounted prices on most flights,... more »

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Fix Ideascape System

registering with system can result in letting someone vote multipel times by doing many registrations it doesn't matter if the email adress really works because you can get in and vote for and against others lots of times

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Managers Needed??

Investigate the need for Managerial staff in offices. Most of the time, there is only 1 Supv in attendance and alot of the time all of management is not in attendance--everything seems to get taken care of when they are not in attendance--or if their positions are all needed--mandate the managers to coordinate with each other for schedules so that there is a manager on cite at all times

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Simple Programatic Fix to Reduce Unnecessary and Expensive Automatic Prescription Refills in VA Medical Centers

I am writing to request your attention to a problem of national significance. Many of our veterans justifiably complain that they have poor control over their medication refills. One root-cause has to do with the fact that when veterans tell their primary care physicians that they have 1 or 2 refills left on their medications, the physician typically takes care of this veteran's concern by renewing the prescriptions in... more »

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Technology Vs. Travel

We use video conferencing equipment in the Alaska Region to communicate with our distant parks to which travel is difficult/expensive. I know not everybody has this technology available/installed at this point. I suggest a large portion of the travel budget be reallocated to allow for the purchase of video conferencing equipment government wide. Once agencies have the equipment and can use it, it should be used instead... more »

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VF Solutions----wasted funds-General Fund

The organization that provides the uniforms for our agency has a very sweet deal; however it comes at a cost for the tax payers and the government. With huge budget shortfalls, every dollar counts.

Each officer in our agency is provided $800.00 each year for new uniforms or for other gear needed to perform their jobs properly and in a professional fashion. VF Solutions is the provider that makes the uniforms as the contractor.... more »

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Create a government app

Take advantage of the new technology and create an app which can be used on hand held devices to fill out the census form and possibly other government forms.

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Let's cut down utility costs!

Make it mandatory that all government offices install energy efficient central air and heating systems (if they don't already have them). Also, each location should have the capability to program their thermostats so that the air kicks down when the office is closed, Also, only the energy efficient light bulbs should be used throughout all government offices, and motion sensors could be installed so that lights would... more »

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