Legislative Branch

Reduce daily work hours by 2hrs

Hours of work for all federal employees inclusive of local staff at Embassies around the world should be reduced by 2hrs per day, this will result in significant cost savings; plus several other intangible benefits. For a quick calculation of the saving:10hrs (2hrs per day x 5 days) per employee multiplied x (#of federal employees+ #of local staff) x average hourly salary/wage per hour. This not only saves the government... more »

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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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Department of Defense

Eliminate end of contract spend down

Ways to encourage saving money from being spent at end of contract or end of fiscal year: 1. Allow for contract extensions based on funds remaining. This will encourage the funds to be used as intended rather than wasted uselessly. 2. Financial incentives for funds saved at end of contract. Similar to bonus policies in some private corporations: pay out a percentage of the money saved (with a reasonable cap) to all employees... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Free Flu Shots for FEDS

There is no reason why the gov't should be paying for free flu shots when most employees have access to health care thru their jobs and the majority of these plans offer free or reduced price flu shots as part of their coverage. In addition, most feds are outside of the "high risk" population.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

System for Reporting Excess Travel Costs - The Start of Saving

Time and Time again, Federal Employees on official travel are charged more for flights, hotels, etc. than the average customer. There are several reason why this is the case...from the inability to use conventional travel sites(such as Kayak, expedia, etc) to the the fact that for some reason the fed just pays more. I think that there should be a government-wide system (preferably online/electronic) created for fed employees... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

UP or OUT employee advancement policy

There should be a preset period of time that any employee can "sit" in a grade, (especially the lower grades) without advancing. Case and point: If an employee is a GS-5 for more than 4 years, and is receiving anything less than an "outstanding" rating, they should be given 30 days to advance to GS-6, or else they are terminated. Employees that are allowed to stay in lower grades for long periods of time with minimal... more »

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Postal Service

Make USPS Shipping a Mandatory Option in Fed Gov't Facilities

USPS Priority and Express Mail are very cost effective and dependable shipping solutions. Yet, USPS is not even available as a shipping option in some federal government facilities. USPS shipping supplies and training should be available to anyone military or civil servant. Granted, not everything can be shipped using USPS, but it should be the preferable option when and where it's most cost effective. It will not... more »

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Department of Defense

Save money, less military moves

The military ,every year moves hundreds of thousands of members just for career advancement.The taxpayer not only foots the bill for the expensive move but also in the 2-3 months of lost productivity Cut these permanent change of station moves by 2/3. Raise the time on station limit to 6 years before someone can move to another base.

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