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Promote Congressional Legislation to Reduce "Year-End" Exec. Agency Budget Waste

To encourage efficient, focused, and taxpayer prudent spending priorities by Executive Branch Agencies, Congress should consider a law that will allow Executive Branch agencies to "bank" any excess or unspent annual/multi-annual appropriated funds into an interest-bearing account. The accrued interest could be returned directly back to the taxpayer or used toward the federal deficit. The excess funds could be applied... more »

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Workers Compensation – Medical Case Mgmt System:

Workers Compensation – Medical Case Mgmt System:
Require agencies to implement a ‘Medical Case Management System’ with medical staff (doctor & nurses) to manage and monitor Workers Compensation cases. Staff will work directly with agency Human Resources Workers Compensation Staff and injured employees to provide the best medical attention, therapy and challenge claims (when necessary). TSA has implemented this system,... more »

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Re-vamp budget/spending process

I suggest that fiscal year budget cycles are re-vamped for more efficient, prudent spending. We learn way too late in the game how much money we have, then have only months to spend it. Year end funds get squandered in a mad rush not to leave money 'on the table'. Possible solutions: New fiscal year? Softer ending, i.e. ability to carry funds over? Incentives to give money back, as opposed to the fear of future reduction... more »

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Saving Paper

Paper suggestion - use recycled (if cheaper). Makes no difference if it is not the "bleach white" color. Also, for programs that automatically print "attachments" which are not needed, to re-program so that you must manually request them as they are just normally information only and tossed.

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Reevaluating Government Rates

I traveled to Washington D.C. on BLS business in April. When booking my hotel, I was told to use the Government Rate and that there were a block of rooms being reserved. When I made the reservation I realized that the government rate was $5 more per night than the "best rate" offered by the hotel. The hotel is given a set number of reservations from the government each year. It seems that charging a higher rate to... more »

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Clearance Process

I suggest that the clearance process is too important to outsource. It would save tremendous money if that function were not outsourced and if we revamped the process to make it more responsive to beaches of employee trust. For instance, there could be a psychological interview and /or set of questions as well as numerous other proven methods for evaluating the trustworthiness of an indivual. We need to take advantage... more »

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Telework

implement a department-wide telework program that would save on office space and increase morale in the office. I suggest that eligible employees be allowed to participate up to 4 days/week.

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Allow Employee Parking in GOV airports for official travel

Allow all GOV employees to park at airports, seaports, etc where the GOV has parking lots. Many of these lots require special ID (airport) to be accessed but access permits for all of that port's employees would cost less than the yearly amount of money paid to airport parking lots for GOV travel. When employees travel for the GOV and have to pay for parking, it would make good business sense to let them park in the employee... more »

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Save The Government Millions of Dollars

I suggest that in order to save the Government money DAE, Core and PFT's employees that work all over in the world needs to work the area where they live in time of disasters. This will cut tremendous amount of money being spent on hotels and per Diem for the Government. Again the government would not need to have Rental cars for those employees because the employees could use their own cars to and from work. The... more »

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Elimination of Various Gov't ID Cards

I suggest you select one and mandate one type of Gov't ID card over a two year period and make all the other ID cards invalid. For example you could use the DoD CAC Card for multiple federal agencies and multiple purposes. For example the DoD CAC ID card is currently white but could be colored light purple and used to replace the DoD retired ID card for all DoD services; a different pattern on the front of the card... more »

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Government Annuitants re-employment without penalty –

Government Annuitants re-employment without penalty –
Many Government jobs have a long learning curve…Government Annuitants have the historical and institutional knowledge, working experience (subject matters experts) and require little to no training to become highly productive employees. Military retirees are allowed to work for the Government without penalty/offset to their salary. Therefore, allow Government Annuitants... more »

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Lighting savings in Federal Buildings

Energy savings in federal buildings. I've seen the costs for lighting for USDA buildings. Strongly encourage or mandate employees turn off lights in areas not being used and at the end of the work day. Install over time mechanisms in buildings that will disable lighting when employees are not present/using the area or facility.

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