Campaign: Social Security Administration

Voluntary Days Off Without Pay

Allow Federal employees to choose if they would like to have a scheduled day off without pay once a week or once every other week while still keeping their positions, duties, and benefits. Make this an option as an alternative work schedule.

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Excessing items

I see an incredible amount of useful items getting excessed, everything from furniture to IT equipment. Why not have a web site where these items can be posted so that others can get them? This will keep expenditures down because employees won't be purchasing something that someone else just excessed.

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Printing Costs

SSA and other government agencies use a lot of ink to print out retirement annoucement boards for individuals who are retiring. Colored printer ink is very expensive. The boards are numerous and staffed employees are dedicated to producing these boards, which are then spread out throughout the workplace. I do not begrudge the annoucement of the ending of a successful career, however, perhaps a website for each agency ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Agriculture

Defensive Driving requirement for all drivers

In my opinion, it should be a requirement for anyone who is driving a GSA vehicle take a defensive driving course prior to driving a GSA vehicle and then once every 2 or 3 years as a refresher course. There are several on USDA Aglearn system that are computer based. This may reduce reduce accidents and cost to the federal government.

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Incentive Pay by Prison Facilities

I would like to make a suggestion on an idea that has been previously suggested; prison facilities get incentive pay by informing the Social Security Administration of prisoners who receive Social Security Benefits. My idea would to either elimanate the incentive pay or reduce the amount.

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Comprehensive Work & Program Consolidation & Rationalization

Achieve major savings & efficiencies by careful inventory, study & comparison of goals & purposes of all government programs. To maximize early benefits, begin with major programs. Group those with similar purposes or that serve similar populations. Design business processes to do a task once to support multiple needs. Rationalize programs benefits to ensure their cumulative impact on individuals & groups does not combine ...more »

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Eliminate paperwork reduction act statment from mailings

SSA sends out millions of mailings each year. The vast majority of the mailings include a sheet of paper that outlines the "Privacy Act/Paperwork Reduction Act Statement". It's wasteful (and counterproductive) to include a sheet of paper solely for the purpose of informing our claimants that we are reducing paper usage. An additional sheet of paper sent out millions of times costs money in terms of reams of paper purchased, ...more »

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Charge for Social Security Cards

Social Security issues thousands of Social Security Cards each day. The public does not regard them as something they need to hold on to because they are free to replace. It could be changed so that the first card is free and for any additional cards there is a fee. If Social Security were to charge even just $5 that would save thousands on the paper, ink , postage and the money charged would go to offset the cost of ...more »

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Stop Monetary SSI Benefits to Children

The Social Security Handbook says, “The basic purpose of SSI is to assure a limited level of income to people who are aged, blind, or disabled, and have limited income and resources.” Although many children suffer from significant childhood illnesses or impairments, administering monetary benefits to a child who has not reached the legal working age in an effort to “supplement” his/her household income seems illogical. ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

LUMP SUM DEATH PAYMENT

ELIMINATE THE $255 DEATH PAYMENT. IT PROBABLY COSTS THE GOVERNMENT MORE THAN $255 TO PROCESS IT.

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SSI couples

Stop paying SSI couples a rate different from the SSI individual rate. Pay all SSI recipients the individual rate. The savings in man hours spent joining and separating couples along with the fraud savings would outweigh the cost of paying the higher rate.

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

FAMILIY MAXIMUM FOR SSI RECIPIENTS

There are households where there are several family members receiving SSI benefits within the same household. They could be receiving $697 per family member. SSI is based on need. This can add up to more than $25,000 for the year for a family of 3 on SSI. .

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