Department of the Treasury

Airline Baggage Fee Elimination

The United States government should restrict employees from checking bags on airline flights. For practicality purposes, the restriction could be placed on business travel lasting less than 4 days. As a goodwill gesture, employees that travel extensively with their jobs could be given a "carry-on" sized suit case. This one-time expense would be repaid with the baggage fee savings on just one round trip flight. Afterward, ...more »

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Department of Defense

Remove Fixed Fee from Firm Fixed Price Contracts

Fixed fees do not create incentives for contractors to do the best job that they can do. The braod majority of government contracts used fixed fee awards. This wastes government funds! The U.S. should switch to using performance based fees, and remove the use of fixed fees under all circumstances, except special cases as listed under a FAR update.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save $3.5 billion/year in Medication Error Costs

Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and ...more »

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National Gallery of Art

Minimum Charge...

All galleries, museums and historic soceities including monuments should charge a minimum entry fee (not labeled as a tax nor charging children less than the age of 5). The costs of security and building maintenance is not cheap. A minimum fee would help bring income in to reduce costs and debt.

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Department of the Interior

Re-Negotiate or Eliminate GovTrip Voucher Fee

Even if I book my hotel, drive a Government Vehicle when I return and run my travel voucher, where I or my OA enters all the information into the database. We have to pay GovTrip (Northrup Grumman) $15 per voucher. If I travel to 5 meetings in a month, that is $75 in just voucher fees! How many people travel every year, every day? This is not a good deal for the government. If GovTrip booked my flights or made my ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reducing Conference Fees

Ensure that conferences being attended by more than 20 people within the department/agency or being traveled by the department/agency are approved prior to the deadline for early bird registration. Frequently the deadline is missed for the cheaper rates while waiting for this approval. Often the early bird registration is $100 or more cheaper per person. Even if only 20 are attending, this is $2000 in savings per conference. ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Shipment Fee Will Fund Public/Private Jobs

The U.S. economy is awash in non-compliant and/or illegal products shipped to the U.S. The non-compliant or illegal goods damage our economy by directly competing in markets where U.S. manufactured products that are compliant with federal, local and state regulations are sold. The products that enter the U.S. fraudulently are often disguised, mislabeled as compliant, and dangerous. The federal government spends billions ...more »

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