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MANDATORY FEDERAL ID CARDS FOR ALL

I suggest you implement a federal identification "smart" card which would eliminate redundant efforts by separate states. These identification cards could be programmed to serve a multitude of purposes that would be beneficial to the nation. These ID's would cost a small, affordable fee so they would be virtually self-sufficient fiscally. ID card issuing facilities could also be delegated to state operations and may... more »

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2 for 1 Furlough

Furloughs are not popular. The idea is simply that we all take 2 furlough days throughout the year. BUT, if you dedicate "one" furlough day to a non-profit organization (6 hours that can be spread over time or in one day) then you will be paid for one day of your 2 day furlough.

We accomplish a minimum savings of 1 day of salaries across the board and 1 day is given to organizations that need help,... more »

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Teach Federal Employees how to read

There are so many duplicates in this suggestion program. It is apparent that no one bothers to read the list of ideas to see if their idea has already been submitted. How many "lights out" or "solar panels on rooftops" suggestions were needed after the first one?

 

The spelling and grammar used in a lot of these posts is also very scary.

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Outsource Federal E-mail services to the commercial sector

Companies such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and others offer Federal Government security compliant E-mail services at a fraction of the cost of comparible Government provided E-mail services. Requiring competition would result in immediate cost savings to the Government. Additionally, it would improve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Government information sent in E-mail. It would improve the processes... more »

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Cell phone Options

I suggest you develop a Federal Telephone Company to serve the Federal Employee's cell phones needs. I suggest the incorporation of landlines as well as Internet access . Going inhouse will eliminate middle man markups and allow for creative firewalls and access options.

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Mutual Support Agreements

Recommend that the President publish an Executive Order to require all Federal departments and agencies to provide mutual support to other Executive Branch offices.

Often, agencies must allocate and use appropriated funds for travel and lodging at distant facilities to complete training or conference requirements, or contingency operations. In some cases, interstate travel is required for an agency to meet mission needs,... more »

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All federal documents and shipping should be mandated to go USPS and it should go for free.

All federal documents and shipping should be mandated to go USPS and it should go for free. No federal agency should be required to pay another federal agency for services and we need to start with USPS, not charging other federal agencies for postage. Shuffling payments back and forth between federal agencies just adds to the cost of doing business. USPS is being subsidized from the federal budget anyway, why continue... more »

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Government Workers Should Share in the Suffering

The Federal Government continues to grow, even while the bad economy causes layoffs, furloughs, foreclosures, etc. for many individuals, the private sector, and state governments. Federal government workers should share in (i.e., "redistribute") the Nation's suffering by facing (at the very least) across the board loss of cost of living increases and modest pay cuts of 5 to 10 percent (tied to the unemployment rate).... more »

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Citizen Oversight Program

I suggest you consider an initiative that enables knowledgeable citizen volunteers, including retired federal employees, to conduct on-site observations of agency operations in order to provide common-sense ideas to help Government do its job better and save money.

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USGBC, APPLY LEED STANDARDS

LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fitout, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.

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Seasonal Employee Rating System

I suggest that a rating system be implemented to evaluate the performance of seasonal employees at the end of there term of service. Following their furlough, their rating will be maintained in a national database which employers looking for highly rated seasonal employees can access in order to narrow their searching pool. In this way, employers can more easily and quickly find qualified seasonal employees. Additionally,... more »

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just a pilot

Having just had to re-submit my suggestion because your web site is not user friendly, I have just thought of a new suggestion: Wny not hire teenagers to design and maintain ALL government websites. They will be much more efficient, will cost a lot less to build and maintain, and they will be much more user friendly.
Oh yeah, just noticed that my idea cannot be applied universally because your drop down menu does not... more »

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Computer Energy Dynamism

Problem: Tremendous amounts of energy waste occurs in the executive branch (and perhaps other branches as well) due to desktop computers that are left on, or left on battery chargers, 24/7. Mere screen shut off is not enough. Possibilities: 1) Encourage agencies to improve their computer shut down programs. 2) Configure computers to shutdown automatically. 3) Install software to automatically shutdown government computers... more »

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