I noticed that when we as TSO's change our Blue gloves, sometimes when we pull them out, they all pop out of the box. Then when we try to organize them, I can't tell what size goes in what box, so a lot of the gloves are thrown away. I think if we had colored gloves for the different sizes, that would be more efficient. Or maybe a colored band around the top of them to identify what size is what. We could do small in... more »
There are more than 70 OIffices of Inspector General. The smallest ones share the Infrastructure of the Department they are charged to oversee. Since IG independence and objectivity are of paramount importance, the larger ones spend millions on developing and maintaining their own infrastructure. Why not develop platforms for shared services across agencies? For example, establish a project to develop a platform that... more »
Recommendation # 1: The SBA should consolidating the Servicing Centers. Benefit: Reduce overhead cost, become more efficient and consistent, improved quality, streamline supervisors and managers with non technical skills which adversely impact agency mission and workforce. Recommendation # 2: The SBA should hire supervisors and mangers who are Military, ex-military and Reservist as employees, supervisory and... more »
Sometimes, vendors charge high shipping costs when sending products/equipment to NIH. I is wiser to
provide the vendor with the govt. agencies shipping acct. # to lower cost and lessen hidden charges.
Since everyone has safelink phone and if they run out of minutes but can still receive text messages, it would be helpful for us to be able to text message claimant's to call in/come into our office. It would have to be a "do not reply text message" and no personal information included in message such as ssn. This would save so much money and time of employees/postage.
Recycling and exchange program within the federal government (similar to eBay’s business model) Develop a marketplace online shopping website for reusable items within the government. Government agencies could exchange/trade items (like IT equipment, furniture, office supplies, weapons/ammunition, etc). Government saves money by not having to pay for disposing of items and the lucky ones who take these litems save money... more »
UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries is developing solar energy components and has panels installed on the roof of our building, at 400 First St. NW. Additional federal buildings so equipped would supplement energy costs and provide a useful skill to ex-offenders when released. They would be a resource in manning a developing solar industry effort.
For all sponsors that bring their relatives to the United States to live permanently and even those sponsored who later become American Citizens, a permanent sponsor deeming of their income and resources will apply for all future public assistance or medicaid benefits their sponsored relatives may be entitled to regardless of time or status. At a time where budget shortfalls are rampant, so are sponsors who decide to... more »
Since I was young, I've read how Congress hides expenses of pet projects in the appropiation of another bill. Example: Congresswoman from CA was able to get the first $200K of a Dept of Army fund to go toward fixing a state park. There have been talks about the President having line item veto to stop this type activity. That is a bad idea. If the President did have this line item veto the risk of him/her using... more »
Have forward thinkers 'read' and 'study' all the comments of Federal employees after articles about Waste in Government, such as http://www.govexec.com/mailbagDetails.cfm?aid=47997. The frontline workers can identify waste and fraud
Start with a higher grade level as entry level and move the steps across instead of staring with a low GS and jumping steps each of the first two years. In SSA, I started as GS7 and jumped automatically to GS9 after one year and jumped automatically to GS11 after my second year. If we hire someone with a college degree or vast experience at the GS9 level but do the steps across (GS9 step 4, GS9 step 6), it provides a... more »
So many offices no longer require any type of documenting of time spent on the job. Why not reinstate the log book, or smartcards on your laptop or some way to track the amount of time employees actually put in each day. There are just a few employees who just work far less than their 40 hours per week and with no documentation of time there is no longer a way to prove this. Perhaps we dont document because the number... more »
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!
Annual allocation banking for a period of at least 5 years would provide for significant government savings and more appropriate end of year spending. Under the current system, agencies may expend annual allocations on funding of lower priority projects because adequate funding to address the highest priority needs are insufficent. These higher priority projects are currently achieved through project specific allocations... more »
Cut the $750+ Billion/year we spend on the "wars" and cut the $100+ Billion/year we spend on Foreign Aid.
These "Sacred Cows" are prompting the cuts in Medicare, Social Security, and social programs. It is also prompting the proposed tax increases.