Department of Justice

Relationship Skills/Conflict Management Seminars

Studies have shown that poor relationships often lead to poor performance. Create seminars to help employees enhance their relationship skills (e.g. conflict management, how to foster positive relationships, etc.). This could be taught by federally employed mental health professionals at little or no cost.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Term limits for government management promotes innovation

In private industry, if your team, branch, division, etc. is not making money or otherwise performing poorly or not contributing to the organization, the issue likely shows up rather quickly in the form of profit loss, decreased product quality, or increased customer complaints. Corrective action is usually implemented in likewise fashion, rather quickly. The main point is that private industry uses profit and loss... more »

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Legislative Branch

Reward the top 10 best ideas for each agency/military facility

Last year, there was an award for the top idea, why not the top 20 or 50? Or why not reward the top 10 people of each agency/military facility? A certificate is sufficient to give the message to employees that their observations and saving measure suggestions are welcomed. At the very least, there ought to be a list of the top 20 ideas per agency/military facility that was integrated. If an idea is applicable to all federal... more »

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Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

Efficiency Response Team (ERT)

Why reinvent the wheel? Let's use our current government-wide expertise and resources to create efficiences and save money! Within agencies and between agencies there are often short-term human resource, IT, internal control and procurement needs from start-up or reorganization activities. There are departments and government staff that have developed efficient processes to address these functions. By putting together... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Web Based Evaluation System

Develop & implement a web based Officer Evaluation Report (OER) application that will automate & centralize current workflow practices of the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center (CG PSC) and our customers. Current processes are not designed or intended to manage the workflow of 10,000 OERs processed each year. Decentralized processing presents the following challenges and pitfalls; a. Significant human interaction is... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Government Transparency

There should be 1 Web Site that shows where all Federal Tax Money is spent every year. Just like a business, the investors (taxpayers) deserve to know how their business (government) is performing. The expenditures should be broken down as: Medicare/Medicaid $XXXXXXXXXXXX Social Security $XXXXXXXXXXX Defense Spending $XXXXXXXXXXX etc. The Taxpayer could click on the above category and get specifics within that category.... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Zero Tolerance for Fraud

The GAO estimates $17 BILLION dollars of improper Medicare payments each year. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays out $4.6 BILLION in improper and fraudulent benefits annually. The Department of Veterans Affairs loses $800 MILLION annually on improper and fraudulent payments. And the FRAUD list goes on and on and on, totaling OVER $100 BILLION PER YEAR!!! 1ST...I suggest that we include the statement... more »

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Legislative Branch

REDUCE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT

Lets hire an productivity consultant agency to find the departments and parts of Government that are redundant or unproductive and eliminate all the parts that are not needed. If we actually do this it will cut the size of Government by probably 1/3 at least!!! It would save billions! (might hurt the unemployment statistics tho....) (But if they are not working productively then why should tax payers have to pay for it?!)... more »

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Legislative Branch

Skill Database for Agencies

My idea is to create an Government skill and/or Project database for use for internal agencey projects. What problem are you trying to solve? At any given moment each agency has over a hundred individual internal projects going on. To get these completed in most cases offices solely use talent within their office. I propose that we create either a talent pool database that associates skills with each divisions employee... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Create Urgent Care Clinic in all Visn's

Creating an Urgent Care Clinic that is open 12 hrs daily, regardless of whether a veteran has a primary care Dr. or is unassigned a primary care Dr., would offer help in the the problems of sending pt's back and forth from the ER to the PACTS within each facilty in each VISN. Not every Visn has this option. Our hospital would benefit greatly in many ways including;less frustration for vets,fewer walk ins in the clinics,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Communications Improves Efficiency, Morale, and Saves Money

Communications, Clarity of Purpose, and Transparency are key elements of any successful mission/organization. Develop a robust communication strategy and implement it. It is a dynamic and living thing that should be giving top priority for the success of the mission. Utilize every tool, strategy and idea available in this realm. If you do not have it, develop it. Again, clarity of purpose and transparency are... more »

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General Services Administration

A simple idea: remind people to use revolving doors

Our agency's building has revolving doors, but they're slow (for some reason, they operate automatically), and impatient people frequently avoid them and use the conventional automatic doors that are next to the revolving ones. These conventional doors are primarily intended to be used by people with disabilities, but I've seen entire groups of ten, twelve, or more people head through one of the conventional doors en... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Hospital based Infusion Center serving Inpt & Outpt Veterans

Infusion Centers allow for coordination of resources and efficient delivery of services while using a cost savings approach, saving approximately $1139.00 per day over having patients admitted for these same outpatient procedures. Patient and Employee satisfaction is higher, using less employee resources and time, also allowing the patient to return home the same day. When the focus of care is on quality and patient satisfaction,... more »

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