Executive Office of the President

Accountability

Enforce existing accountability. Senior officials, department heads, managers, etc., should be held accountable for wastes incurred in their respective offices. Management, at all levels, could do more to reduce waste--complacency stands out here. A great many of these suggestions could be implemented at lower levels; they should never reach this forum. Group similar suggestions together and implement as a single, government wide policy. Look at the USAF Idea program--it works; and has done for years. Streamline the suggestion/idea process; submit, evaluate, implement. Also look at Six Sigma--some organizations are using it--it is very effective at waste reduction. Six Sigma should become mandatory in the government; it should be pushed from the top down.

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Idea No. 1916