Department of Veterans Affairs

Wasting 500cc IV minibags - RN

We should eliminate hanging the 500cc minibags of normal saline when infusing an IV antibiotic, for patients that receive IV antibiotics daily or one time a new 500cc bag of NS is hung and changed daily. On most occasions not even 10CC of NS is being used and the unused NS gets thrown away. We already flush the PIV and PICC before and after with either 3ml or 10ml of NS so why are we even hanging the minibags. Why ...more »

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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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Department of Homeland Security

Electronic vs Paper

As federal agents we must administratively process all of our apprehension requiring a lot of paperwork. These files must be mistake free and many mistakes are made in the process due to human error and electronic program errors. As employees we complete the documents and submit them to our supervisors for review, errors are pointed out and corrections must be made. Each time an error is found paper is wasted and ultimately ...more »

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Department of Defense

Consolidate Defense Procurement organizatins

DFAS was created from several agencies into one and works very well for payments to both millions of civilians, military and defense contractors. The same can be done with DoD purchasing functions. All non military hardware can be done by GSA. All Software purchasing can be done by GSA. Programs already fielded and in the O&M cycle can be central located with DLA or a new Logisitics Agency that takes care of all hardware ...more »

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Department of Defense

Civilian DOD Full-Time Air Reserve Technicians

I love my career in the USAF Reserves. As a full-time Air Reserve Technician the past two years we've been ordered to wear our part-time Reserve uniforms as DoD Civil Service employees daily. This is costing the USA government at 5 million dollars annually. Not to mention the yearly cash awards to other officers to maintain dress and appearance standards daily. Please consider giving this money back to the USA tax ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Savings Bonds

Moving from paper to electronic bonds for some customers is a very hard idea. We should be able to combine features of both paper and electronic bonds together. TreasuryDirect requires purchasers and bond owners to have a TreasuryDirect account and some of our customers do not have access to the internet or are uninterested in getting their entire set of family and friends to sign up a TreasuryDirect account. How about ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Limiting Air Conditioning

I do not know how it is for other offices or agencies, but the Air Conditioning at HUD is overused and a waste. The Temperature is set to a degree, where employees are bringing in their own personal heaters, creating an even bigger wastage. Air conditioning should be at a comfortable level during the Summers, and heat should be limited during the Winters. Employees are just sitting around at their desk most of the time, ...more »

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Legislative Branch

IRS, Public Assistance and Census Bureau working together

The information the IRS collects from tax payers should be used as a spring board to identify how many people are in a particular household. This information can be crossed reference with those who receive public assistance. Maybe this will give a more realistic number for the census bureau for the next tally.

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