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Allow Federal Employees to trade excess leave for 70% salary

Every year federal employees take excessive time off in order to avoid losing their extra leave at the end of the year. Many of these employees would prefer to trade in some of their leave for cash rather than taking time off and allowing their work to simply pile up while they are gone. By giving Federal employees the option of trading in some of their leave for 70% of their normal salary, the government would... more »

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Rollover Budgets

Instead of the use it or lose it within budgets, the money that isn't spent by the end of the fiscal year, should rollover and be added to the new fiscal year. Each year is different, instead of wasting money on things we don't need for one year, we should be able to save it for next year when we might need more.

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12 hours shifts for posts manned 24 hours

If a post is required to be manned 24 hours a day (such as many in the BOP) why not make make the posts 12 hours shifts. This will eliminate one post in each unit which can be lost by attrition. Thus, saving money in not only salary but also in money spent on benefits such as insurance, vacations and so on. This would be a benefit to the employees as well by working 3 days one week and 4 the next giving the person... more »

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End "life without possibility of Parole" sentencing

If a person is so dangerous they must be locked away forever, are they not a threat to national security? It is quite easy to surmise that they must be an immenent threat to people and property. If they were ill, they would be hospitalized. If they are not as dangerous as I believe, what purpose does their confinement serve?

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PRISON UNIFORM CHANGE FOR ALL INMATES NATIONWIDE

I submitted this idea before.The inmate uniforms that are issued in sets of 3, are comprised of 3 button up shirts, 3 pants, & 1 belt, costing $90 to $110.00 per inmate, depending on the size of uniform required to cloth each inmate. As of July 21, 2011, the Bureau of Prisons inmate population total is 217,137 costing the government approimately $19,542,330 to $23,885,070 in uniform cost. By switching to just inmate jumpsuits... more »

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Prison Facilities and Inmates

Why don't we cut funding to prison/prisoners in federal prisons. For example, starting with ICE, when someone is going to be deported, lets not wait weeks or months for the process as we waste too much money feeding them and housing them and medically attending them. Let's input an express lane and ship them out. Federal prisons should provide themselves with certain foods by planting crops and putting the prisoners to... more »

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Tele-Job Interviews

Allow applicants from anywhere to be able to interview from anywhere! Use the internet to connect interviewers and interviewees face to face with a simple webcam. This would allow for someone in Alaska to interview for a job in Washington DC. This would save travel costs and give us a wider applicant pool.

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Saving on overtime

To my surprise a government employee can call in sick on Monday, work a double on Tuesday and collect overtime for that shift even though his total number of actual work hours is only 40. I know that this will be met with great resistance, but the amount of money and time used astonishes me. At the same time to cover that sick shift someone else will get overtime? It should be made policy that overtime will NOT be paid... more »

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No More Corporate Bail Outs

The only people that benefit from the corporate bail outs are the ones that don't need it. What about all the homeowners that can't sell or refinance for a lower rate because their house is worth nothing. If there are programs to help the homeowner out, maybe there wouldn't be as many foreclosures.

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Congress

We spend so much money on elected official in out governmen. They make a paycheck that is much higher than the average American. Now because of this why are they getting a pention after only one term in office. They are elected!! they should get teh benefits due to them while they serve but supporting them and their families after they leave is uncalled for. They need to return to the working force of America. These people... more »

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Don’t let inmate do their own laundry.

Inmates are allowed to do their own laundry. We provide laundry machines so inmate can wash their clothes. The laundry machines are home models and not industrial. They are running all day and night, they break down and are replace a lot. They use body wash that we give them for free instead of laundry soap. They wash their clothes several time a day and waste water and electricity. Plus Inmate hid contraband in the... more »

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Allow inmates to buy TV's/Pay for their Cable service

I work for the Burea of Prisons and believe inmates should have to purchase their own TV's and pay for their cable service. By having to purchase their own TV's the institutions commissary would be making more money by selling said TV's. The institution would then have to reroute cables to each cell which would cost money but by making the inmates pay for their cable service this would pay for itself over time and in... more »

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