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Cross Training to promote Multi-functional Employees

If we can promote people to take more training, initially it would be a cost burden; however, in the long run there will be better trained individuals who can essentially do multiple jobs. Thus eliminating employee positions, however, doing more with less. For Example: My position requires me to send military items to destinations that are specified in a contract from a contractor’s facility. However, there are many ...more »

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Flat Rate Tax, get rid exemptions and loopholes and illegals

The United States employed working populace is 1.6 million with an average weekly wage of $753.00 or an average annual salary of $39,156.00. Anyone making less than $35,000 would be exempt from taxation. If a flat tax would be implemented, (keep in mind this is just your average working wages and does not take into consideration the earnings of the wealthy) the following would be collected annually: 30% flat rate $1,181,728,080,000.00 ...more »

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Pennies Add Up!

Everything should be rounded to the nearest dollar. With 2.15M employees, the time saved by not typing in an extra two digits would really add up.

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Eliminate Refundable Tax Credits

The purpose of Federal Taxes are to generate revenue for the Government. While I understand that tax deductions and credits can reduce the total tax liability to zero, there should never be an instance where the taxpayer makes money on taxes (i.e. pays zero in tax and is paid additional income by the Government). The concept of the individual taxpayer making money via taxes is hard to comprehend. We should eliminate ...more »

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Purchasing less equipment

Many offices have multifunctional photocopier devices (or reprographic equipment). These machines are able to copy, fax, print, and scan. Instead of buying different pieces of equipment (i.e., a multifunctional copier machine, a printer, a fax machine, and a scanner all for an office), just buy the one multifunctional copier machine. As a result, you are no longer buying and maintaining a minimum of 4 different pieces ...more »

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No more bail outs!

Throw out the idea of bailing out the guy who can't manage his finances. No more federal bailouts, it doesn't boost the economy nor does it help with the deficit. If the CEO can't run their company they shouldn't be given any freebies.

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Stop Wasteful Overpayments

Many Federal Agencies are causing wasteful spending by sending out overpayments for several different reasons. This wasteful spending can be reduced by creating global federal agency phone numbers within each agency responsible for any type of payouts so that federal employees can check payments and NOT repeat them. If this simple step is not taken by federal employees then action should be taken against the Agency ...more »

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Save the end of year excess money

NFOFF - No fear of future funding - Every year government agenies are alloted dollars for various funds. Agencies are afraid that if they don't spend those funds they will not be fully funded the next year. How can we change the process and the mind set so that agencies feel free to save the government money by turning back excess funds at the end of the year without fearing they will not have enough money the next year. ...more »

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Consolidate GIS platforms by Department or Agency

Many departments or agencies are moving towards incorporating GIS into their day-to-day activities. On the surface, the incorporation of this technology is sold as gaining effeciences for the entire department or agency. However, even within the same department or agency, different offices or programs are investing serious amounts of money into their "own" GIS systems. Because these systems are developed for specific ...more »

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Bottom up savings

This is a program that is to encourage savings starting at the lowest level on up. The folks on the front lines of any agencie know what they need and why and know what needs cut .. so let them do it. In an effort to save get rid of the old idea of spending your buget and then some so you can get more the next year.. this is and always has been a bad idea and just promotes higher spending. Reward the agency/dept. / ...more »

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Barcode W-2s

When a computer generates a W-2 have it create a scanable bar code. This will speed up 1040 processing for filers and for the IRS.

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How to Save Funds

Each year my agency is given a budget and each year we are told that if we don't spend all of it, we won't get that amount the next FY. Why not allow agencies to give back funds if they don't have a good reason for using it? The funding given back could be used to pay down the debt or pay down the exhorbitant rent that GSA charges. Because we aren't allowed to give it back, most offices end up spending the funds on ...more »

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contractor is a fast and wasteful and lazy way to get man power

Government employees are waiting to pick up work at home hopelessly, contractor is a fast and wasteful and lazy way to get man power, big spending in billions of dollars in wars and FEMA and jobs aren't completed is the government failure, who can take the corrective actions? Speak out, some of you; this is our country!

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Budget Savings Accounts

My suggestion for saving money may seem over-simplified, but here it is: • Cut budgets for all programs equally, 3% – 5%. • For each program, hold 1% of the budget cut in an account to accumulate much like a savings account. The balance of the cut would be available to use toward paying the nation’s debts. • For each 5% under budget, the program’s “savings” account would receive additional funds, a savings bonus, as ...more »

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