Department of the Interior

Encourage the Use of Webcasts for Meetings to Cut Travel Costs

In many cases, meetings take place that involve different agencies or field offices. If we encourage the use of webcasting for meetings we would save tax money by cutting back on printing costs, fuel, and employee time. Meeting materials would be sent via email before the meeting or shown in a presentation during the webcast. This would save dollars on printing materials to hand out in meetings. Also, by meeting through... more »

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Social Security Administration

Paper waste

At the social security administration, it has been the status quo to print off queries regarding each claimant we serve. Many (if not most) representatives print off all the information at the beginning of their day before their claimants arrive at the office. This is a tremendous waste of paper. I do not propose not allowing employees to print this information, however, I do propose a mandate be issued to employees... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

$495 Million Savings By In-sourcing HSPD-12 PIV Card Issuance

Utilize strategic in-sourcing to issue Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) using the General Services Administration (GSA) USAccess Program to realize over $495 million in cost avoidance over 7 years, provide superior customer service, and attain an unmatched level of efficiency in the issuance of PIV cards. GSA re-engineered the issuance process of PIV cards, which... more »

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Department of Justice

FREE Workshops using the Talent we have

Offer internally led workshops to employees to enhance their skill and performance. Use the talent you have to teach various classes such as computer training, safety, wellness, customer service and stress relief. This would be a great way to help employees better themselves for nearly free!

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Government Programs that have no effect.

Why is the government sponcering so many programs that in the long run show no affect on what they are for? I would like to know.

 

Anyway, lets get rid of all the programs that have been proven to show no affect other than to just make you feel good they are there. With the resources freed up from those programs we can put more money into education or debt repayment and get this country right back on track.

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Legislative Branch

Get rid of Congresses Personal Jets and Other things

Right now the biggest thing that comes to my mind is Nancy Pelosi and the multi million dollar jet she had the government pay to get her so she could fly nonstop from her home state to DC, with her, her crew, and 200 reporters. Seriously, why is the government paying to transport reporters? Everytime her aircraft flys in any direction it costs the taxpayers 60,000 dollars. Why not do away with all the private aircraft,... more »

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Department of Defense

Government Overspending

The US Governemnt pays top dollar on everything that they purchase. WHY!? We buy most things in bulk and you would think that we would get it for a cheaper price but we don't. Stop the useless overspending. I am an aircraft mechanic for the DoD and US Air Force Reserves. when we pay $250,000.00 for a winch it's getting a little ridiculous or $70,000.00 for a windshield, or even $5.00 bot a 10 cent bolt. Needless to say... more »

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Overseas Furniture

Most foreign service officers move into government furnished residences which - because of global contracts - are all furnished with almost identical pieces worldwide. Prior to arrival at Post the officers don't know what furniture they will have, nor what it looks like, nor does the Post ask what furniture the officer wants. This results in the government paying for furniture and moving costs, only to have the officer... more »

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Legislative Branch

Require Fed LEO's to be Physcally Fit

Congress should craft a regulation requiring Federal law enforcement officers who are paid to protect the public be physically fit enough to hold that position. LEOs are paid for the 0.01% of their time when it is necessary to fight a criminal or chase a fleeing felon (a.k.a. protecting the public). If they can't physically perform during that 0.01% of the time, they shouldn't be paid. Out-of-shape LEOs are more prone... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Federal projects database

With so many federal agencies working on overlapping projects it is exceptionally difficult to get a complete picture of all of the work going on in a given area. A simple database which all federal offices or employees are asked to populate with a list of ongoing projects, contact information, and related keywords quarterly would be very helpful for determining what work is ongoing in a given area This will be useful... more »

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Legislative Branch

Sell Government Motor Vehicles (20 Years and Older)

The government wastes billions of dollars per year with under utilized vehicles depreciating in our government motor pools. Many vehicles aren't even used at all. The first place to tackle this problem is to identify the oldest and least used vehicles in the fleet. Any 1991 motor vehicle or older should be sold. The government would save millions of dollars in direct/indirect maintenance cost, reduce the government's... more »

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Legislative Branch

Build Hospitals (Not Jails) for Mental Illness

In the early 1970's many mental institutions were closed and many of those patients ended up on the streets. Now many of these patients are in our Federal, State, and Municipal Jails. Our Judicial and Prison Systems are over-burdened with people that should have been treated psychologically in a hospital that specializes in mental illness. Many more are on our streets living in sub standard conditions. Most of them... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Use E-Billing

We print and mail all bills or collections due to the government. Many of the people who receive bills from the government are people who due routine buisness, permit holders for example. If the government did EBills, then billees could get electronic bills, saving money and efficiency... especially since more and more people are embracing electronic billing through their banks.

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Department of Homeland Security

Alternating - Light Bulbs (Turn off every other bulb).

We may be using Fluorescent light bulbs, but we should continue to alternate bulb use like we did prior to using Fluorescent light bulbs. We should keep some lights bulbs Off while others light bulbs are On (alternating bulbs). Thus still providing enough lighting to do the job while conserving Electricity; Reducing lighting where necessary.

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Social Security Administration

Is it necessary to have your garbage collected 4 times a day?

Building maintenance is over staffed. We have garbage collection go through our office isles 4-5 times a day when it should be at the end of the day, just once. Maintenance should not be in the building the entire day (or should have a very small number of staff to handle some issues). Currently, there are cleaning individuals that are frequently caught sleeping in the copying/shredding rooms, or hang out in the bathrooms... more »

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