Employees with the federal government may be eligible not to pay state or local taxes when traveling, such as at a hotel or car rental place. However, we don't often claim this tax exemption. I suggested this idea to the Civil Rights Division and, for a while, they instituted a policy whereby everyone had to claim the exemption if it applied. Unfortunately, it appeared that some states may have amended or clarified... more »
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A program should be set aside for Federal Government employees to purchase a home in a commuting area from his/her place of employment. A house should be offered with an incentive or special discount. The government would contract one particular real estate/mortgage company for each region or state. The outside real estate company would work with the requesting employee and provide a smooth transition. This program would... more »
The Federal Government should have a position in each agency, bureau, facilitiy or office that keeps up with the warranty information on equipment. It's easy to spend year end money on new equipment rather than attempt to use the remaining warranty on the equipment they already have and get it repaired. Nobody keeps up with the warranty info and so it gets overlooked.
Set 4 year term limits for Congress which would eliminate the need for retirement annuities for these folks. Serving in Congress should be about wanting to serve your country for a short period to make it a better place not about trying to become a millionaire.
Employees of Unit Management are required to work one evening per week. Part of their evening hours consists of approximately 3 hours utilized to interview Inmates returning from court, as well as new commits. The receiving and discharge dept. staff are also trained to do the same. They have set evening hours for their staff and usually have several staff on duty. Unit Management functions are limited beyond this task... more »
I believe we spend alot of time and money on the FOIA in regards to litigation and appeals. I believe that BOP should compile (with attorneys help/OIP) A general form that details what they cant have and what they can have and describe necessary exemptions and types of documents in categories so the prisoner can have a snap shot of what may be in the file. After we get the records, and process them if they are unhappy,... more »
Correctional professionals know that tens of thousands of inmates need far less supervision than the secure prisons they are expensively housed in, and yet we spend $40,000 + per year in this overkill. Set up a system that evaluates imates based upon their ability to return to work and family in society now regardless of their current sentence. Then have them engage in supervised release. This is within the statutory... more »
As I am studying the health care reform act, I see that business' are to help promote healthy staff to reduce costs of health care (in short).
The Government should use their own Act to be the fore runner in this campaign.
On the job exercise time
healthier diets for staff and inmates
Having gardens for fresh vegatables to be served at institutions
More staff for health promotion for staff and inmates
I think that it would be most cost effective if there was one password that applied to every program within the Agency. This would eliminate the need to memorize several different passwords in an effort to perform daily tasks. I am further of the mindset that, in an effort to save paper if documentation is required during program review or any other matter as it pertains to a history of an inmate's good conduct, it... more »
It is suggested to consolidate the Food Service and institutional outside warehouses. There is only one Material handler Supervisor assigned to Food Service. Currently the staff assigned to these two area work in the same immediate vicinity. There would be no major construction changes or re-arrangments. They currently share the same computers and telephones. Also, they monitor and are contacted on the same radio channels.... more »
Implement each agency validating a staff members driver's license before driving a Federal Government vehicle. Track accidents and costs. Implement a safe vehicle driving program to prevent crashes and personal safety. Promote seat belt usage for all passengers in government vehicles especially large passenger vans. Large passenger vans are prone to rollovers due to a high center of gravity.
Case Managers in the FBOP complete /send packets inside the institution for approval by Unit Managers, CMC's, AW's, and Wardens. These packets almost always have a PP44, PP10 or PP64, and a PSCD. (about 4 sheets of paper) Often the packet includes a PPGO, PP41, PPG6, PIDF. (4 to 5 more sheets of paper) Money would be saved if the individuals who look at these packets used their computers to look at the info. I know... more »
I have worked for the Bureau of Prisons for 23 years and am getting ready to retire. I feel that the workers in of an organization can see where savings can be made. I suggest that in the Correctional Services Department, that a couple of contract positions be made in the mailroom. The Agency would save on the benefits and also receive knowledge and not have to train the person if they used an exiting employee like... more »
As a government employee and prior military and having less than 4 years to retire, I see that congress has turned their back on the people who have made and make this country safe every day. First way to save is to reduce spending at home, just as the average house hold does . We need to remove all special interest projects and just fund the agencies . The congress wants to cut out pay increases , benefits and social... more »
I understand that it has become common in my agency to contract shuttles, or vans, for carpool purposes. I can see the need for this in and around cities, but the government is wasting money by paying their employees large amount of money just to ride said vehicles in rural areas such as mine. These employees chose to live in these areas and have a drive of less than 50 miles, most less than 30. I consider is extremely... more »