Simply issue commercial credit cards that earn cash back or miles and then reinvest (miles could go toward all the government travel that is used and would continue to accumulate and make sure frequent flyer miles and hotels issue points as in commercial use.
I routinely travel on required training. The "SATO" travel office has paid $1500.00 for a recent trip to Alabama. I purchased an exact ticket for my wife for $320.00.
This is a routine OVER PAYMENT process.
*Have government employee make their own flight utilizing GCC.
I havae served with Department of the Army, currently volunteering wih the VA, and part-timer with USDA Based on experience and observation ther are numerous overtimes in departments e.g. twohours before starting time and sometimes after working hours not only in the above agencies but also in the TSA and Border Patrol areas. The rationale should be utmost necessity or emergency and justifiable by proper auathorities. ...more »
Create mandatory guidelines for overnight mailings. Example: a clerk can send a overnight letter for $56, UPS, versus $10, USPS. The clerks need to be educated to be cost conscience. All overnight shipments by UPS or FEDEX needs manager approval because most are not necessary, especially, if something is mailed late Thursday or Friday.
Demand that all payers who pay a contractor over $10,000 withhold 25% backup withholding tax, automatically. Violators would be subject to fines. This will ensure that U.S. Citizens are hired. Too many contractors, once paid, will create fictitous expenses to avoid SE taxes. Let the government get paid, first, then, if necessary, the payee can file their tax return, and be paid a refund.
Sign warehouse orders and receits electronically vise printing unnecessary copies of warehouse receits. Save on ink/paper/trees and duplicate chores.
The National Weather Service current uses radio transmitters to reach limited areas in the US with NOAA Weather Radio information. Why not use a satellite to broadcast this weather information...that would reach almost all areas of the US. The intial outlay of satellite would be expensive...but this would eliminate the need for Broadcast towers... repeaters..and repairs across the US. This would also improve service ...more »
Use the Social Security Benefit formula to set Congressional salaries. What ever percentage increases or decreases retirees get so do our Senators and House Members.
Since saving the American tax payer's money and ending government waste starts with each government agency, I purpose it be mandatory for each government agency to review all their specific submitted suggestions and implement the most cost effective suggestions. Some of the suggested ideas should already be in place in government agencies, but some of the suggestion are really inovative ideas. By implomenting the most ...more »
Let the churches take care of people in need. Most of the larger churches have the budget, and that's what they are supposed to do anyway. Everyone who has an income should pay 10% with no exceptions or deductions.
Any welfare recipient above the age of 18 has to submit to an unscheduled drug test (2x) a year to continue to receive welfare checks. One failed drug test disqualifies the individual from welfare for 6 months, two failed drug tests disqualifyies a person indefinitely. I'm one of the 47% who pay federal income tax, I'm tired of paying for someone to sit and do nothing and get high!
I have been a civilian employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs for about 1 1/2 years. In that short period of time I have seen countless cases of clear abuse of governmental funds. It breaks my heart to constantly hear of how the government is broke, yet I see empty desks of federal employees who are out on long term disabilities and their jobs can not be given to another person who is unemployed and needs to ...more »