I have several ideas but here's just a few. Our printer alone prints out 30-50 pieces of paper per day that are either not ours or not significant. We have 450 printers in our VA medical center! Our printer alone is spewing off over 10,000 unused/unwanted copies per year, take that times 450 printers! We averaged the waist to be nearly $30,000 per year. Just for our small town facility. Can you imagine the waste? Also ...more »
There is no substitute for infrastructure when it comes to creating jobs. There are 4 distinct advantages in borrowing any amount of money from anywhere to build USA’s infrastructure. 1. It creates and keeps jobs in this country. 2. Infrastructure will promote our own growth. 3. It will be here for our grandchildren. 4. It will promote manufacturing within our borders –we can’t import ready-mix concrete. Civil engineers ...more »
USAJOBS.GOV should be revamped.
Job applicants should not only receive the confirmation that the resume/application were sent, applicants should also be provided feedback from the HR reviewer.
The HR communication would prevent the necessity of follow-ups and simplify the Federal Government job application process, saving the Federal Government millions of dollars.
Job created by very Small Business / 5-7 Jobs for every million dollar government contract. Government should award small contract to very small business that has less than one million dollar revenue. If the contract is awarded to company more than 2 million dollar then they really don’t create a job because their overhead (increases) and they start sharing the resources between the projects (on offsite contracts). ...more »
Yes, Mr. Obama, respectfully, if moats and alligators will stop the invasion, let's do it. That will save alot of money on welfare, healthcare, court costs, police time, etc. It will also give people more jobs.
We are seeing 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. generation families on welfare. Mandate a monthly requirement of job skills training for welfare recipients. They will learn job skills and gain confidence in themselves. Let's stop this multi-generational welfare dependence.
The Federal Government has undertaken the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative which seeks cost savings through consolidation and efficiency improvements. Data Centers account for huge energy consumption, and if not managed properly, can be serious energy abusers. Professional Data Center Managers are well versed in the problems data centers face, and are prepared to take action to improve efficiency and lower ...more »
Charge zero percent sales tax on any product completely manufactured in the United States. Companies pay tax on the profit from selling the products and workers pay tax on the wages they earn producing the product. Give the consumer an extra incentive to buy American.
I would suggest that all departments of the Federal Government offer all (no exceptions) current employees in the CSRS pension plan a one time (never to be offered again) early out retirement option with a one-time incentive bonus (40% of their base salary). These employees would have been continuously employed by since Jan 1, 1984, and have a minimum of 25 years of Federal Service towards this pension (actually 26 years). ...more »
Save money by paying down the debt, and don't let default happen (or else interest rates rise, and the US debt will crush us!). The equation is taxes on income are source of funding for Govt. Currently govt is working on the wrong part by thinking to reduce Soc Sec, Medicaid, which help people, while ignoring the fact that TWENTYFIVE PERCENT of workers are UN/UNDER-EMPLOYED!! (9% unemployed, 17% underemployed = 26%) Now ...more »
There are over 8 million persons receiving SSI with over $4.3 billion spent in just the month of June 2011. This seems excessive. I don't mind helping support someone that is doing their upmost to help themselves. It seems perhaps too many people qualify to receive SSI benefits. I suggest relooking at the qualifications including limiting disabilities to a smaller number of situations (perhaps not including self perpetuated ...more »
Some stats show over 80% of those released from prison end up back in prison within a year. Why? They can't find a job and don't have the skills they need to find a decent job. What to do? We need a Prisoner to Society Transition program. We need a web-based capability that lists available jobs in industry, insentives for industry to hire ex-cons, agencies that are available and that offer services needed by ex-cons ...more »