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reduce labor wage rate charts

Instead of all the wage rates for the entire country. Each position should have only three rates by size Metro, City, Rural. Also, the rates should be changed to even dollar amounts. This reduces the number of people needed at DOL. Simiplifies calculation procedures and Saves time of oversight by both DOL and other government agencies. By leveling off the salaries at even amounts companies could hire more people ...more »

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holding Job corps students and contractors accountable

Job Corps students recieve up to three years of edcational/vocational training, and get paid while receiving that training. The only thing they are held accountable for is that they get a job lasting two weeks. Even then nothing happens if they do not. Contractors are graded primarily on the fact that they have a job at the first time, 6 month and 12 month reporting periods which is easy to manipulate. This also feeds ...more »

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Use existing internet technology for all communications

Innovative internet technology exists that with minimal expense could revolutionize all communications within and between agencies and, indeed, throughout the United States Government. By the simple addition of inexpensive webcams to all government computers and the installation of one of the many easy to use internet communications platforms now available, such as, Skype, Aim or Eyejot, every government employee would ...more »

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National Recycling Plan

I believe that a national recycling plan can help save both the economy and the environment. Making recycling mandatory can save our natural resources and prevent companies from using more harsh chemicals to make plastics, styrofoam, glass, wood and metal products. Less dumping in landfills can minimize the harmful chemicals from seeping into the earth. Recycling can also make lots of money for the economy, especially ...more »

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HR Specialist

To streamline the process for disability retirements at the Dept of Labor have the employee relations department sign the Agency Accommodation Form instead of the EEO office who fowards the form to HHS FOH office for review prior to the package going to OPM. Would save approximately days of processing time and agency cost of not sending the form to the EEO office and FOH offices (costs are passed on to the employee's ...more »

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Hiring/Promoting The Right Employee

Alphonso B. Clark The Problem: In my opinion, everything starts with leadership. I believe a tremendous amount of money will be saved with taking an in depth looks at the government’s most important commodity, its employees. What is the cost of hiring the wrong employee, or more importantly, the wrong manager? Managers are the individuals who make daily operating procedures and decisions. Most decisions have a direct ...more »

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Respirable Dust Mailers

Currently MSHA mails out oversized original copies on 2-part forms to Coal Mine Operators. The forms contain results of Respirable Dust and Quartz samples which are taken at the mine and are submitted by the mine operator and MSHA Inspectors. The dust samples are weighed at the Lab and the Results of Compliance and NonCompliance are computer generated. In order to save monety and lives mine operators and miners with ...more »

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Personal Computers

MSHA Inspectors spend 15-30 minutes per day uploading and downloading information from the MSHA database to their laptops. Over the year this adds up to a substantial amount of time spent just waiting. In order to save time and stress for the Inspectors shared PC workstations could be set up in common areas around the MSHA offices and used by the Inspectors to check emails and do other work while the download upload ...more »

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online forms for taxes

why have tax payers by programs to do their taxes when the govt could provide an online entry for taxes? i'm sure millions of printing and processing dollars could be saved

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Reform Workers Compensation

The DOL OWCP is paid by other agencies based on the amount of dollars it pays out to injured employees. Where is the OWCP's incentive to get people back to work if its source of funding is based on people being out of work? There needs to be incentive to get people back to work. Likewise, there needs to be reforms similar to those used in the insurance industry which allow for settlement offers to clear claims once ...more »

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Reusing Supplies by Trading Them First before Purchasing

My Suggestion On Saving the Federal Government Dollars Reuse supplies that are in very good condition instead of buying new items. Find out what items are needed in other departments within the agency. Find out what items that are in very good condition are not needed or wanted in departments within the Agency. Trade the items that are not needed or wanted by coworkers in some departments with coworkers of other ...more »

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