I would reschedule Thanksgiving to fall on the fourth Friday of November instead of the fourth Thursday.Every Federal Holiday that didn't fall on a Monday or Friday has been rescheduled saving the Federal Government millions of dollars. Why not do the same to Thanksgiving?
Since the Federal Government is cutting back on hiring and generally not replacing employees who leave, remaining staff can be overworked and stressed. One way to relieve this might be to allow supervisors to have a quick alternative to replace a staff member who has left, rather than going through the months-long hiring process. If a person has worked as an assistant or backup to someone, and has extensive experience ...more »
I worked OPM, so I mark OPM, but I writing about general Idea. Rather than cut on Medicaid, medicare, SNN, Disable Veterans, Fed retiree, and Military Retiree who are already deal with their finance. 1. Stop Tax Break on the rich. 2. Stop the subsadies on the Oil Companies 3. Stop Coop Tax as a tax deduction 4. Increase tar on imported products from companies oversea. 5. Cut on the cost on the alotment that each ...more »
USOPM Catalog 2010-2011 Federal Executive Institute and the Management Development Centers: FMCSA Texas Division, 903 San Jacinto Blvd. Suite 101, Austin, Texas 78701 received at least 50 catalogs, professionally produced in color on glossy paper and heavy. I know for a fact this information is available on line. How many other offices received this catalog unsolicited? Each catalog weighs considerably and this very ...more »
US OPM Catalog 2010-2011 Fed. Executive Institute and the Management Development Centers. Earlier today, 07.26.11, I submitted an idea and I want to add a bit more to it. These 50 or so heavy catalogs that were mailed to FMCSA TX Division, Austin, Texas, would have to be mailed out to the field offices in Laredo, McAllen and El Paso (Texas is a big state). Yet more cost to the current budget. We are not mailing these ...more »
Everyone who buys Medicare B gets a monthly bill. Many/most pay directly through their financial institution and the bill states that. The amount of the bill changes only in January if there is an increase. Send an annual statement for income tax purposes and save the printing, postage and mailing of hundreds of thousands useless montly bills.
1. There should be an incentive pay system. The current GS pay system does not promote any motivation to a GS employee. When an employee is "stepped out", unless there is a higher GS graded position available, a person cannot advance. The NSPS system was a good system in theory, but there were flaws. A new system should be created to promote job growth and reward employees for performing outstanding work. The current ...more »
Many federal workers will sork for a contractor after they "retire". They are then getting their federal retirement benefits and check as well as a hefty check from the contractor. To me this is double dipping. When you stop working, anywhere, is when your benefits should kick in.
As of 3/2011, there were approx. 2.1 mil. civilian employees. The ave. GS level was 10 or $1,760 for 2 weeks salary. If an employee "gives" 2 weeks, the potential annual savings to the federal govt. is $3.7 BILLION. If only half participate, the annual savings could be $1.9 BILLION. The furlough will be for a total of 2 weeks, with no more than 1 week of LWOP in any 1 pay period. As a bonus for "giving" 2 weeks worth ...more »
When the time comes and federal retirees start to receive a COLAagain why can't we make the COLA and the Health Benefits cost change effective the same day, that way we will ONLY need to do one mailing along with just one adjustment letter, the way it has always been done was a letter in Dec for COLA a letter in Jan for the Health Benefit cost change, when you look at the cost of postage and printing for over the ...more »
Most Federal agencies require their employees to make reservations for their travel through a travel service which has a contract with the agency. This is the case for me with the U.S. OPM, and as a result, the cost of my travel is significantly higher. For example, I recently had to travel to Hawaii, and I was required by my agency to purchase an airline ticket using OPM's contract with a travel service. I followed ...more »
Have all agents use I-PADs for field work: use them as GPS and map-point program to better organize daily planning of apointments and finding locations, download cases electronically like we do on our home laptop, gets rid of ancient method of paper use of case papers and gov money of possibly losing PII, gives up-to date updates on cases due to being able to go online in the field, and perhaps able to type up cases and ...more »