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Eliminate Elective Surgeries for Inmates

I have worked in the prison system for over 10 years and I have to question why we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars performing elective surgeries on inmates that have lived with their conditions for years. We could eliminate millions of dollars and cut significant government spending by screening inmates on their initial incarceration and documenting their existing medical conditions. Why is the government responsible ...more »

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40 hour work week in 4 days

I recommend that all federal agencies would work 4 days 10 hours each. This way the government will have a total of 3 days without using the resources it takes to run the buildings, i.e. electric, water usage, cooling/heating, etc.

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Use any Travel Service

Allow staff to schedule travel through any source. As long as policy is followed, utilizing multi-search travel websites can greatly save on travel costs (e.g. hotels, airfare, rental cars).

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Nutraloaf

Give inmates in federal prisons Nutraloaf. It meets ALL nutritional requrements for daily consumtion, and it's cheaper than buying TONS of chicken, beef, pork, and other meats that inmates just try and steal out of the chow hall. If an inmate tries to steal a half pound of chicken out of the chow hall, we can't recycle that meat. We have to throw it away and waste it, even if it is still in its original wrapping. Because ...more »

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Save Paper / Save Money (No more Call-Outs, Change Sheets, etc.)

Each and every day, hundreds of sheets of paper are printed to inform federal inmates of where they are to be the next day. They are known as Call-Outs, Change Sheets, etc.. If the Bureau of prisons would implement a notification monitor in each of the housing units, the amount of wasted paper used inside each and every federal institution would be drastically reduced. Any and all memo's that are written for the inmate ...more »

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Put Prisoners to Work

There are only five types of criminals that are not considered rehabilitative (terrorists, serial killers, serial arsonists, pedophiles, and rapists). All others can be reintroduced into society with the proper social and work skills given to them. Our prisons (both federal and state) have become a baby sitting location that turns out nothing but repeat offenders. Our prisons offer free health care, climate controlled, ...more »

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Inmate Accountability

I believe inmates should be held accountable for everything that is given/issued to them, while they are incarcerated with the federal government. the should be charged for schooling, basic hygiene products, medical coverage, cable, and the use of recreation. Tax payers pay for these basic ammenities and some can't even afford basic health care. Tv's are left on all night while the inmates are sleeping. Inmates get to ...more »

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Inmate Pay is a waist of $$ Paper 2.6 million copies each year

1. Paper waist 2.6 million pieces a year I work for the Bureau of Prisons and we currently have 217,000 inmates all of which are required to work a job. Every month we calculate pay on the computer for the inmates and every month we print pay sheets. So that is 217,000 pieces of paper every month, 2,604,000 pieces of paper every year and the number is growing. Which is just a waist of paper not including the ink ...more »

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Converting Unused Sick Leave to Annual Leave

Federal employees should have the ability to convert unused sick leave accrual to annual leave. Employees should be mandated to carry a minimum balance of unused sick leave before they would be able to convert furture hours into annual leave. For instance: an employee must have 240 hours of accrued sick leave in order to convert future hours. Conversion could be a two hour or three hour of sick leave for one hour ...more »

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