Campaign: Department of Justice

Federal Employee Video Testimony

Routinely the DOJ and US Attorneys Office will subpoena Federal employees to testify in cases outside of the employee's geographical work area. These cases can often be cross country in nature as currently my office on the West Coast is working to find funding to send an employee to the East Coast for under one hour of general background testimony. A cross country flight and hotel for less than one hour of general testimony. ...more »

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Stop prosecuting whistleblowers

The DOJ should stop prosecuting legitimate whistleblowers like Thomas Drake and others. The costs associated with this are significant considering all of the lawyers involved. Also it discourages efforts like this site that are trying to save money

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Re-use holy joes

We purchase new holy joes regularily and our division could re-use holy joe envelopes return to our mail room.

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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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Government travel

Each year, the government spends millions of dollars on travel cost. This year, the contracted travel agency is charging about $40 each time a change has to be made to a ticketed flight. In addition, the contract fares for flights are very high. My suggestion is to get rid of the contract for the travel agency services and allow staff to make their own travel arrangements through commercial websites. If the airlines ...more »

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Heart Healthy Inmates

The Federal Bureau of Prisons offers its inmate population two separate menus for every meal. One menu is the " regular" menu and the other is a Heart Healthy menu. There is no reason for this. Inmates in Federal custody should only be offered Heart Healthy foods. Obesity and diabetes are a growing problem within the Federal Inmate population. Offering only Heart Healty foods would not only save money for the Food ...more »

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40 hour work week in 4 days

I recommend that all federal agencies would work 4 days 10 hours each. This way the government will have a total of 3 days without using the resources it takes to run the buildings, i.e. electric, water usage, cooling/heating, etc.

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Print to PDF

Start printing important documents to PDF instead of paper. It is easy to do and you can store it on the computer, not in a binder or folder...

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Promotions and Transfers

When a " Best Qualified" list is generated, it is a waste of money to spend tens of thousands of dollars to buy somebody's house and pay for their transfer to another location if the " Best Qualified" list includes somebody who already works at the hiring facility. With the current state of the housing market and Federal deficit, this practice should be ended immediately. Staff already working at a hiring location should ...more »

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Duty Officer Program

Each BOP facility requires one staff member, usually at the GS-12 level or above, to be the duty officer for that facility every week of the year. It is not the program I am arguing but rather the hours associated with this program. The Agency mandates that the duty officer switch their working hours and schedules for a 7 day period. These hours include many premium pay hours to include night differential and Sunday ...more »

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