Expand Small Business Administration to potentially include large businesses. Implement program to lend sufficient very low rate capital to launch large businesses where viable business model (geared toward increasing legitimate cash inflows for the community) provided by industry experts. Stock to be made immediately available for sale to the public and the loan be repaid, in part, from proceeds of such sale.
Recommend that White House/Agencies review ALL of the SAVE ideas for Cost Cutting measures. There are a lot of individual ideas that are worth implementing or at least receiving careful consideration. The top ones selected (by votes?) are great, but I'm looking at them and seeing some real gems out there. And isn't that what this AWARD is about? To SAVE money within the federal government? Then let's just do it... ...more »
I want to recommend total recycling within the federal government. We currently do paper recycling and I know the toner cartridges are recycled. But we should do more than just this... such as bins in the breakroom/cafeteria for cans and plastic bottles. In my office must people just trash these items. If the federal government isn't 100% behind this effort, then how can we be a leader to the rest of the citizens ...more »
It would be a tremendous savings in Federal Declarations for FEMA to send out the application needed for SBA processing. Most disaster victims do not fill out this form as homeowners, they ignore this packet from the Small Business Admin. because they "dont have a business". Lets make it more effective and efficient for the victim and supply them all the needed information in one mail package. This will also save dollars ...more »
GSA should establish an alternate vehicle leasing service for Government owned vehicles (GOV) similar to the services provided byZIP Cars, whereby Agencies can share vehicles for use on an 'as needed' basis vs. having vehicles sit idly in a garage on 'stand-by.' This will save money particularly for those Agency offices that only use GOVs on an intermittent basis, as this would reduce/eliminate the need to have those ...more »
Have a continuously open window on workers' computer desktops that shows the average Internet use in minutes (or hours) per day for all federal employees (or employee's agency) juxtaposed above the employee's current Internet use in minutes (or hours) for that day. This feedback loop of action, information, and reaction - could improve how the federal government motivates and empowers their employees, allowing workers ...more »
Marketing and Outreach employees are writing their own paychecks. Some events are questionable about the value they provide at some events. I would suggest instead of paying over time, that the job description stay true to the "may require time away from the office, and may require evening and weekend work." 80 hour pay period can be scheduled to include evening work and weekend work. Employees are already telecommuting, ...more »
Performance Award system should be simplify. Instead, implement a Christmas Bonus of $250.00 (not subject to an income tax deduction) for all employees that Annual Performance was rated above "Meets Expectation" level. We all get paid for our work, there is no need to attach the level of performance with the incentive amount. This will save not only in the total bonus amount paid, but also on the administrative cost ...more »
Rather than have separate offices for federal agencies across the nation; co-locate more together, and enable those agencies to share (1) rent expense, (2) support staff, (3) office equipment, (4) GOVs and most importantly (5) ideas and customers.
fMoral is at an all time low in 2011. With the threat of cutbacks and potential layoffs, it is no wonder that the federal employee is wondering what the next step will be. At this point, Management (including) president needs to stop blaming the staff for the financial crisis, but to plan the mismanagement of the budget for each Agency. The Buck should stop there and to drag the hardworking civil servants is not fair ...more »
Metro Benefits should not accrue endlessly. Reasonably employees may have a little extra at the end of each month. Over months and years, these benefits add up to substantial amounts. The metro benefits program should place a cap on the avaiable amount of credit. For example, the metro benefits would not continue to accrue if the available credit exceeds twice the monthly allotment. This is a no cost way to save money ...more »
I've thought really hard about ways the federal government can save millions. And while many may SCREAM cut social programs, welfare reform, and eliminate duplicate agencies; all have some valid points. However, my thought is simple. Let’s implement “Employee Satisfaction” ratings as a performance measurement. Employees would create ratings geared toward their idea of satisfaction in the workplace. This measurement ...more »