Department of Homeland Security

Reduce/ Eliminate the National Debt - Not so Common Sense

My idea is for the "powers that be" to develop the ability for any monies left in the budget at the end of the year to be applied directly to the National Debt. Meaning that a local office can press a button and the monies go directly to the National Debt, they are not funneled back to parent agencies where the monies will be spent so they don't loose out the following year. Additionally I would like to add that being ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Charge the Market Rate for Parking

This idea applies to ALL federal agencies. All federal employees and visitors should pay the market rate for parking at ALL federal owned and leased buildings. This will encourage the use of public transportation, telecommuting, and carpooling. It will reduce traffic congestion and cost of road maintenance. It will reduce the federal budget deficit.

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Legislative Branch

Better control over U.S. Government records

In each government agency, the Records Management Department should create an appropriate electronic tracking system to be used in each of their regions. Also the Records Management Department in all agencies should provide to all of their regions a list of specific record numbers that are allowed to be scanned and indicate if it is required to show with the scanned document the cutoff date, and holding date, and destroy ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Federal Data Clearinghouse

Have one source of data that Fed employees can use to find out information about anyone. This could be available from our computer desktop. This source, could have various levels of security clearance, and have a system like "Clear" or "Lexis Nexis" where various information would be provided depending on the needs of the agency. This would save the agency a great deal of time, energy, efforts for verication and working ...more »

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Government Accountability Office

FEDERAL E-LIBRARY

Have like a federal e-library where all information is stored such as all HR, magazine subscriptions, news articles, etc. that employees can access to read. This would cut the cost of subscriptions and have a common communication site for all employees. Labeled Icons could be used instead of menus.

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Department of Homeland Security

Give FEMA Employees More Info

Working at FEMA, we process disaster applicant information. Many times this assistance is delayed because we are waiting to verify information. One piece of information that affects a large number of applicants is their insurance information. Can we have a way that their insurance settlement information populate our computer system with this information? Can we have IRS populate their income, have their employer information ...more »

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Government Accountability Office

FED IPHONE APPs

Have more Federal Agencies have IPhone App's.

This would allow greater and quicker access and enhance learning of fellow agencies. This would also allow more transparency and allow faster public access. We could have our computers streamline the information and delegate out the information.

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Government Accountability Office

Agencies Share Information

Be able to verify citizenship through DHS, verify SSN through social security, verify income through IRS, etc. could save so much time and energy and avoid fraud.

HAve our computers talk to each other and allow us to access information through a common web site.

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Department of Homeland Security

Hours Spent On Paper Work - Man Hours Initiative (MHI)

Too many man hours are spent on paper work. We have many systems that help streamline this, however, they are still time consuming within their own right, and still produce duplicate and triplicate copies. I understand that we need accountability and record keeping, but we need to develop a system and change the forms process to combine forms or increase the electronic the use and access of filing systems. Consolidated ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Turn Off - Every other Light Bulb.

Keep some lights bulbs Off while others light bulbs are On (alternating bulbs). We should continue to alternate bulb use like we did prior to using Fluorescent light bulbs.Thus still providing enough lighting to do the job while conserving Electricity. Reduce lighting – Cost Savings.

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Legislative Branch

Early Retirement - All Agencies Savings

Many federal employees are "Retired-in-Place" today. They are simply overhead, putting in the time at work but not contributing to the bottom line. By offering periodic early retirement packages to all federal employees, the "cost" of the early retirement package would be offset by the billions of dollars that would be saved though the ongoing salaries and the Federal government's non retired shared benefits costs. The ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Benchmark Private Industry with Early Retirement Package

Many federal employees are "Retired-in-Place" today. They are simply overhead, putting in the time at work but not contributing to the bottom line. By offering periodic early retirement packages to all federal employees, the "cost" of the early retirement package would be offset by the billions of dollars that would be saved though the ongoing salaries and the Federal government's non retired shared benefits costs. ...more »

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Billions in savings

Repeal Medicare Part D.The new program was never meant to be a subsidy to the pharmacutical companies but this is what it has become. The program was implemented with no intenition of funding it so it comes out of the general revenue. It is evident we can no longer afford it.

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Automatic Step Increases

This is something that should be implemented Sooner than later. Too often I see under achievers get automatic increases in their pay when they do not perform the basics of their job. This would save Billions and would also put the federal workforce on notice. Do you job or don’t get a raise.

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