Department of Veterans Affairs

Save $3.5 billion/year in Medication Error Costs

Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and... more »

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Department of Defense

Merger of DCMA and DCAA

DCMA and DCAA should be merged into a single agency responsible for the administration and auditing of defense contracts. This would (1) Save money by reducing the overhead of running two separate agencies, (2) Improve coordination between auditing and administration activities, and (3) Reduce duplicate efforts.

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General Services Administration

Conduct a Telephone Bill Audit

Ask the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the organization how much they pay for telephone service? A lot of times the CIOs are focused on the data network side and does not put much oversight on telephone services. A telephone bill audit – removing lines that are no longer needed - can result up to a 25% reduction in telecommunications costs. GSA as an agency can assist agencies in conducting a telephone bill audit... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Audit landline phone invoices

Working in my office I had to pay telecom invoices for field offices. One thing I noticed is we would receive huge invoices for one phone line. Once we had a 50k invoice for 2 months of service when it should have been a total of $9.99 based on invoices from the same vendor for other offices. What happened was the field off set the lineup , which is done way more often that it should, so they did not know what had to... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Travel Expenses

Require those who do travel submit reciepts for everything! The travel regs are too loose with "if under this amount no reciept is required". I have seen where people submit reimbursement request for items they never actually incurred because they view or feel it is an entitlement, after a while these things add up.

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General Services Administration

Adjust GSA Advantage Prices to Reflect True Market Pricing

I am walking a fine line here and I don’t want to disclose part numbers and suppliers but can do so upon request. The prices in this example are real but the suppliers name and part numbers have been altered for confidentiality. Note: GSA Advantage is a required source of supply that has priority over commercial sources as referenced in FAR 8.002 Example 1: Received quote from supplier XYZ for 10 pieces of part AAA... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

QA of Disability Status

Exercise the audit function of Agencies or OMB to on a three to five year frequency elibility status of disabled individuals. The resulting reduction in number of individuals receiving disability due to changing circumstances, physical capabilities, environment, etc. will at least cover the cost of auditing, but is likely to reduce expenses and related coverage of multiple support mechanisms for food, shelter, and medical... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Independent Audit Agency for Government Spending

I don't know that much about audit agencies, but if we had an overarching audit agency that was required to audit government spending and produce a report to for the people to review that provided Laymen's terms on government spending, then perhaps the Government wouldn't be so quick to add all these additional line items to bills. I am not an expert but reading all these add-ons is nearly impossible and I really get... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Assess and propose efficiencies to GAO, OIG and other audits

Invest in an investigation on the amount of time, resources, and effort spent to research, respond to, and comply with GAO, OIG and other external audits, as well as to understand the extent of duplicate audits and the quality of report recommendations to improving the mission. The purpose of this modest effort would be to identify recommendations auditors to improve and streamline their issue selection and auditing... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Audit contractor budgets

Too many contractors take advantage of the federal budget. They charge extra hours, spend many hours reinventing the wheel so they can charge more hours, and create many extra expenses so they can gain more profit for their company. Contracted projects should be reviewed to determine if current government staff can complete the tasks (they are, after all hired because they have skills and abilities), if the budgets,... more »

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