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Enervate Veteran's Preference

Veteran's Preference causes agencies to pass on better candidates and hire veterans. While this may be a good thing for veterans and for armed services recruitment, it costs agencies (and taxpayers) dearly. Weaken Veteran's Preference by making it easier for agencies to pass on veterans instead of jumping through a score of bureaucratic hoops, re-posting jobs all together, or simply hiring the veteran instead of their ...more »

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Downgrading Credentialing

A lot of federal jobs have minimum qualifications that include a college degree or professional certification. When you require those things, you have to pay a higher salary than to a high school grad. The question is, how many jobs actually need college diplomas or professional certifications? All jobs should be looked at to make sure the minimum qualifications are really needed to do the job and then the jobs should ...more »

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Paperless Time and Attendance

At a previous company, we each did our own TAR electronically. At the bottom of the TAR was a submit button, this TAR then went tot our Supervisor for review. They could approve, reject ro amend the TAR. If approved, it would electronically go to payroll, and would be submitted with the electronic signatures. Right now, we print the TAR, sign the TAR, print the SF-71s and such. If there is a change, we then reprint. ...more »

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Turn Use-or-lose leave into non-expiring sick leave

Millions of employee-hours are wasted every year by employees forced to take leave by the end of the year or lose it. Many of these employees are high performers who don't like to take leave, and forcing them to do so costs the government billions annually in lost productivity. I suggest simply shifting any unused annual leave over the annual cap into non-expiring sick leave at the end of each year. This way, should ...more »

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Mailing Procedure for OPM Billing Document

When OPM sends out their billing invoices, they include an 8 x 11 piece of corrugated cardboard. There is usually three sheets of paper, the first page contains the mailing address and return address. The next two pages are the actual invoice (although it could be a one page invoice). This whole package is wrapped in cellophane and sent regular mail. The postage from my last invoice was $.95. Not only does this ...more »

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Self+1 FEHB

OPM should allow Self+1 for Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB). Dental and Vision insurance options are able to provide Self+1, so there should be no reason that the health benefits would not be able to as well. By not allowing a Self+1 option for FEHB both the federal employee and the government pay more for insurance than is needed. In a time where insurance costs are rising and there are pressures to reduce ...more »

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Abuse and fraud

I am the credit card holder for my office. Rather than being allowed to order supplies when needed, we are given huge dollar amounts once or twice a year to order supplies. ANYTHING GOES. Our office will replace items in perfect working order just because we can. We stock pile items such as toner, if hte printer dies and needs replacing, I have a stock pile of toner we can't use or sell of course. We have papertowel holders ...more »

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Eliminate double payment of Post Allowance for married couples.

Post Allowance is a cost-of-living allowance granted to an employee officially stationed at a post in a foreign area where the cost of living, exclusive of quarters cost, is substantially higher than in Washington, D. C. When married couple employees are both eligible for the post allowance, each is automatically granted it. The double payment of Post Allowance to married couple employees is unnecessary and wasteful ...more »

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Part-time/ Job share opportunities

Federal employees have developed an edge in time management- due to ever-changing requirements mandating quick-turnarounds on work. Most of us have learned to accomplish our daily tasks with time to spare (for adminstrative tasks.) Creating more part-time positions (particularly in D.C.) would reduce traffic; reduce the overall cost of paying employees, reduce the government's expenses for federal employee commuting ...more »

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Mandate usajobs.gov

It is amazing how many agencies (and even duty stations) utilize different systems for hiring individuals. I've submitted for jobs several jobs and have been required to submit several different profiles on several different systems. It is just wasteful to be so redundant when the systems all ask the same information.

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Managment and Program Analyst Series 343

The management and program analyst series (343) has become a "catch-all" series in the government and in many instances is used inappropriately. This has resulted in misclassification and over compensation for many government employees. As a government employee I have worked with many management and/or program analysts whose duties are ordering supplies; keeping track of time and attendance; keeping lists of carpools; ...more »

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