Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Overhaul Veterans Disability System

The current disability system rewards Veterans for being disabled. The more disabled a Veteran is - the more money the Veteran gets. The disability system should be based on rewarding Veterans for getting more ability. The disability system needs to work closer with the healthcare side - and ensure that recovery timelines are being met. If a Veteran doesn't make their appointment or doesn't follow their medical care ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

HEIGHTEN LEO EFFICIENCY/CONSOLIDATE UNDERUTILLIZED CBPO ENFORCEM

We can stream line overlapping law enforcement functions/jurisdictions, and save money, have a higher amount of productivity and utilization of resources,a stronger more defined mission, and a stronger more supportive Chain of Command adherant to the Criminal Law Enforcement mission. This will be accomplished by consolidating the criminal law enforcement functions of the underutillized,misappropriated "orphan" positions ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Realignment of Care - Combat vs Rehab medicine

There is currently a serious gap of care between DOD and VA. The DOD provides outstanding combat casualty care - however the DOD is having challenges and spending a lot of money providing care once the wounded warrior returns to the united states to continue care. We are spending too much money and veterans are falling through the gaps between DOD and VA do to this. Recommend to realign care. DOD should be responsible ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

STOP THE INSANITY! Why Throw Away $$$ Billions???

Why does a completely tax exempt organization voluntarily throw away billions of dollars by paying taxes on travel? I travel a lot for the Navy and detest that taxes for TDY travel expenses are charged to my government credit card. Though the Government Treasury will get the taxes back, for the Navy and the Program Office (PMA), those funds are lost. Those lost and unrecoverable funds, which can quickly add up to billions, ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Agriculture

Eliminate On Hold Music

I thought of this idea when at a conference, during the introductory instructions when they mentioned not putting the phone on hold due to possible music. I’m sure everyone’s had this experience – someone puts the call on hold and music starts playing. This could be considered a nicety if it’s just you, but is problematic during a conference call as those still actively on can no longer hear each other. I don’t think ...more »

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Implement smarter workstation replacement policies

It is a given that CPUs need to be replaced every so often to accommodate software upgrades and improve processing speeds. (Perhaps it is true that some agencies, such as SSA, replace them too frequently, but that is the subject of other SAVE Award ideas so I will not get into that here.) However, computer monitors have longer life cycles and so whenever agencies do a workstation replacement they should not simply replace ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Hospital Encounters

While working here at the VA, I am in charge of ensuring that the encounters for Patient billing are entered correctly for my department. Since taking over this task the number of errors being made by the staff in this department has drastically dropped because I created how to guides and done several different educational sessions with clinicians in our department. The VA has a vast problem with these encounters and ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Weight Budget issues Input

States that suply the most revenue should have more input on where their dollars are spent. Preference should go to these states when committee selections occur. This would lower the volume of calls and response because people better understand the selection process.

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Give Congress and strong incentive to avoid budget CRs

Congress needs a strong incentive to pass annual spending bills because the the current practice of having multiple continuing resolutions wastes millions (if not billions) of dollars and severely limits the effectiveness of the federal government. Congress almost never completes work on annual spending bills before the beginning of the next fiscal year. In some cases as in 2011, there are multiple continuing resolutions ...more »

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Family Maximum Payment for SSI Benefits

Social Security benefits have a Family Maximum Payment.

 

SSI has a maximum on a married couple of $1,011. There is no maximum, though, on childrens benefits. If a couple has several disabled children, the couple could make more per month than most hard-working Americans who go to work.

 

SSI Benefits should have a FMAX just as Social Security Payments do.

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Campaign: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Budget Allocations

Eliminate the unnecessary and inefficient budget micromanagement forced upon NASA by Congress. Allow NASA to set its own internal funding allocations based on the space policy priorities set by the President. Congress should not be directing NASA to spend $X million on this program and $Y million on that (or worse, having non engineers design the next heavy lift launch system). To do so is at best wastefully inefficient ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Justice

Stop Voter Fraud (Felons, Illegal Aliens, Deceased, etc)

Require Federal and State agencies make use of the Social Security Administration “Federal Benefit/Prisoner Data Exchange System” to enforce voter fraud laws. (1) Provide SSA with prisoner information necessary for determining voting eligibility such as, convicted felons (imprisoned or, released on parole or probation), illegal aliens, deceased persons, fraudulent voter registration. (2) Require States and voting authorities ...more »

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