Legislative Branch

FEHA Insurance Levels

Currently, there are only two FEHA insurance levels, self and family. Create additional levels: married couple and family size greater than 4. Charge larger families much more than families of 4 or less. Charge couples less than families, but more than the single rate. Charge additional for families with children over 22 years old, instead of spreading the costs over other insureds. This would encourage smaller ...more »

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Department of Agriculture

Insurance Premium Rewards

Begin a program where physical fitness and healthy eating are reflected in health insurance premiums. For example, the employee's premiums are $100 less per year if the employee is enrolled at a gym or self-certifies a fitness routine for 12 months the prior year. There could be a web-based system where employees log their steps or minutes of fitness activities, along with on-line coaching for healthy eating.

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Eliminate licensing costs for online training and share con

Almost every Agency, Bureau and Office is paying for one--if not several--technology platforms to deliver online learning courses. The costs are in the millions of dollars and the satisfaction level is generally pretty low. What's more, each agency is paying to develop similar mandatory training modules (such as Ethics, No Fear Act, Sexual Harassment, Cyber Security). A conservative estimate shows that moving to an open ...more »

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General Services Administration

Replace leafblowers with rakes

In the fall, the facilities workers at my agency use leafblowers to clean up the outside of our building. These leafblowers are not only expensive to buy (or rent) and to repair, but they waste energy and contribute to both air pollution and noise pollution. Why not replace those leafblowers with good old-fashioned rakes? Rakes are less wasteful, not just when they're being used, but also when they're being manufactured. ...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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Legislative Branch

UNEMPLOYMENT = COMMUNITY SERVICE

If we are going to pay people who are unemployed, why don't we get some work out of them!? If nothing else, maybe there can be a minimum amount of community service required to collect these benifits! Just think of all the community projects that could be accomplished by all these millions of people! They would still have more than enough time to search for new jobs, and it might even incintivise some of the people that ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Physical Fitness Assesment for ALL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

The Government workforce should set the example to the rest of the US population by eating healthy and exersizing 3 times a week (at minimum). An idea to begin this practice would be to enforce a Physical Fitness test for all Government employees similar to those in the armed forces. This would save miliions in medical expenses and would most likely reduce the large number of disability retirements that take place.

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Department of Defense

Promote dollar coin use at AAFES, Commisary, NX, Clubs, etc.

See related suggested listed below for more info. US dollar coins are being stored. They are not circulating. Dollar coins are cheaper in the long run than paper one dollar bills. Have the PX, BX, comissary, Marine exchange, clubs in the Morale and Welfare system, etc. Start each day with a specifiec minimum of dollar coins in their "bank", "drawer", "tray" or what ever the enterprise calls the money availalbe ...more »

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Department of the Interior

What happened to taking pride in products, service you provide?

It would be nice if..... The public sector saw the Government as we really are. We are good workers who take pride in our work and service we provide. I have experienced many 'large' companies who just don't perform as we do. They can not give good service, and/or are not accountable for their service or product. We pay around 200,000 people each pay period with a 99% accuracy. We have a help desk that logs problem areas ...more »

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Department of Defense

Waste of Time/Money! Stop Air Force Technical Order (TODO) Progr

Immediate attention is needed to review the way the Air Force looks at Technical Orders (T.O.)! One week class, CBT and hours plus more hours spent on setting up accounts plus create an encrypted capable organizational email box. Time is money and this is defiantly a waste of money. Why??? Just to look at guidance (books) to do our job? Now they want us to buy small computers (e-tools) to replace a paper checklist…wow. ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Provider options

Allow Veterans the option to choose either a primary care provider (for those with chronic medical problems that need to be monitored closely and often), or acute medicine or "walk-in" providers (for those who are basically healthy and just have a medical issue that needs attention within a day or so that doesn't necessarily meet the requirements for an ER visit.) As a young and healthy Veteran, who is required to have ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Federal Employee Doctors for SSA & Disability = Reduced Claims

Individuals can currently receive social security and temporary or permanent disability benefits by getting a doctor to agree and fill out the necessary forms to request claims. If these individuals know the system and know what to tell the doctors they are seeing, it is easy for them to obtain the benefits. If the government hired professional doctors to evaluate these individuals before they are able to get benefits, ...more »

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Department of Labor

get un/under-employed working to increase the tax base

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 »

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Department of the Treasury

Online Taxpayer Accounts

The IRS should develop a website similar to loan or credit card agencies that allows taxpayers (individuals, businesses, payroll taxes, etc.) to create an account and login to see if and how much in taxes they still owe. These individual accounts should also include a breakdown showing returns that have been received or are still due, and what the taxes due are comprised of. For example, the year and type of Form or ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Pay 4 get 4 hours free....

A way to get employees to take a day off and save financial spending might be some type of incentive. If you take off an 8 hour day we pay you for 4 but you take Leave Without Pay for 4. It is a reward and a savings.

 

Or we pay for 2 hours and you take 6 hours LWOP.

 

This might be a way to save money for the federal

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