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Allow Airfare reservations outside E2 and save big bucks!

For those of us who frequently travel, it is very frustrating to knowingly pay $369.40 for a flight (from San Francisco to Burbank, CA.) that can be purchased online for $244!

 

That's a savings of $125.40 for booking the exact same airline on the exact same date - the difference? Doing it online and outside of E2!

 

Imagine that savings times thousands of Federal employees that travel frequently!

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Eliminate the Department of Education

We only need a smaller comparison office to allow the states to compare their standings against other states is all that is needed. Possibly, we should DOE under the Dept. of Commerce. Corporations consolidate ever day. Why can’t USG.

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Eliminate Dept of Education

THis department could be eliminated completely. The Education requirements need to delegated down to the state level, while adminsitration of federal grants programs could be absorbed by Treasury or OMB, etc. Who has oversight over the Depts expenditures regardless, why not cut out the middlemen.

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Veterans to lecture to high (junior) high stud.on illegal drugs.

Veterans that have graduated from the rehab. drug program should be allowed to lecture to junior/senior high students on the bad effects of illegal drugs. The veterans that participate in this program should be paid by the federal government minimal wage for that day. There are many veterans that are in need of a meaningful job like this.

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Offer Virtual Classrooms for Public Schools

Whenever the Government needs to cut cost it is always the Education system that feels the pinch which impacts schools, teachers, parents and students. Schools are closed, teachers' are dismissed, classes become crowded and students no longer have the attention needed because everyone is cutting corners just to keep the schools running. If Virtual Classes or Classrooms are offered, either from the home or schools, then ...more »

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Human Resources Specialist

I suggest employees with 41 years and 11 months of federal service STOP paying retirement contributions out of their pay since the payments will eventually have to be refunded to them by OPM when the retire (+ interest). 1)This will lessen the workload of the busy payroll offices. 2) This will stop OPM having to pay the employee interest $$ when OPM refunds the excess retirement contributions to the retiring employee. ...more »

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Educational Funding

I realize that State Board of Education control when children are in school but I think that the government should give states more funds if they have school times set for when the weather isn't as bad; whether too hot or freezing. In the state of Arizona, children go to school from the first week of August till the end of May. The HIGHEST Temperatures in AZ are in August. To save energy, AZ should have school from ...more »

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Student Aid

Permit federal student aid to be paid only to Colleges/Universities where wages & benefits of the College/University Staff are limited to an annual sum of $525,000 annually, indexed for inflation.

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Veterans to lecture to high (junior) high stud.on illegal drugs.

Veterans that have graduated from the rehab. drug program should be allowed to lecture to junior/senior high students on the bad effects of illegal drugs. The veterans that participate in this program should be paid by the federal government minimal wage for that day. There are many veterans that are in need of a meaningful job like this.

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Pell Grant

Some recipients of Pell Grants also receives other scholarships, grants, aid and stipends depending on the program or school they are attending. This is in excess of the total amount actually needed for tutition, books, room and board just because they meet a family income level. Often these students are using the excess funds from the pell grant to purchase cars, larger apartments, and other extravagances at the expense ...more »

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Housing Management Assitant

I am a civilian employee for the Air Force. At present, if I want to receive training I have to fly accross the United States. This costs the goverment money for airfare, meals and lodging as well as the training costs involved. All of my classmates are from other parts of the U.S as well as overseas. My proposal is to incorporate video classroom where I can attend the class from my computer. This happens in the ...more »

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Using "wrong" answers to inform teaching

Our research has shown that if we are trying to measure cognitive maturity with test scores, because students answer using their cognitive maturity, that this variable is statistically unrelated to total scores but is strongly related to their answer-selection patterns. Current test-scoring procedures mis-classify two thirds of our students. Our altermative scoring procedure correctly classifies four fifths of the same ...more »

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Saving on Rent

A lot of USAID offices are housed in rented buildings. It would be a great saving if AID built its own buildings. It would eventually save Millions of Dollars.

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Student Aid

Permit federal student aid to be paid only to Colleges/Universities where wages & benefits of the College/University Staff are limited to an annual sum of $525,000 annually, indexed for inflation.

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Veterans to lecture to high (junior) high stud.on illegal drugs.

Veterans that have graduated from the rehab. drug program should be allowed to lecture to junior/senior high students on the bad effects of illegal drugs. The veterans that participate in this program should be paid by the federal government minimal wage for that day. There are many veterans that are in need of a meaningful job like this.

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