Government Accountability Office

Cut Bonuses

An across the board freeze on Federal Government production and other bonuses should be implemented immediately. If most government programs that deliver benefits are backlogged, why are we still awarding bonuses to Federal Employees? For example,Veterans who receive compensation benefits for service connected disabilities have not had a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in many years; Federal Employees at the Veterans... 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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Department of Veterans Affairs

Cut VBA Employee Production Bonuses

Since the Veterans who receive compensation benefits for service connected disabilities have not have a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in many years; And, since the Federal Employees at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) continued to receive COLAs until this year; And, since the VBA offices are allowed to establish their own production goals while still struggling with the backlog to adjudicate claims; It would... more »

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Department of Defense

Just end Iraqi Operations... REALLY end them, all of them

Other programs cause massive frustration for millions of people with very little payback (how much will we really save by reducing the per diem tables?) Once Operation New Dawn draws to a close, that will save us $3B per week (according to cost of war.com), but even if it's only $1B per week (seriously, 1 billion per week?) that'll fix the debt more than all the solar lights and recycled plastic (not that those programs... more »

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Legislative Branch

Do Not Just Oblige US – Employ More of These Ideas

It is very nice that Trudy Givens got to meet the President and now the Fed Gov is going paperless, but there are other good ideas being brought to your attention. More than one of these suggestions should be reviewed, studied and implemented. Waste, fraud and abuse are being identified and should be acted upon. The Federal Government is a massive burden that ‘we the people’ are having difficulty supporting and things... more »

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Scrap Affirmative Action

'Treat everyone fairly,' should be the only workplace law required. Provide protected classes with additional educational benefits, but not with favorable hiring and promotion status. Scrap Affirmative Action regulations and practices. You cannot fight discrimination with discrimination. Regardless of how the Fed Gov words these laws, policies and regs, they're are discriminatory - and expensive - and ineffective.... more »

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Department of Justice

Bureau of Prisons Call-Out/Change Sheets

Institutions print out call-outs / change sheets for inmates to view every day. One copy may contain up to 25 pages of entries. As many as 75 copies are made each day for posting in various areas for inmates to read. This accounts for as much as 13125 pages of printed material for one week at one institution. If you two side print the document, it still amounts to 6563 printed pages of material per week for one institution.... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Goverment Census

Every decade we complete a census of our citizenry, but we don't conduct a census of our government. Every 10 years we should conduct a census of EVERY program and uncover the redundancy, overlaps, and out of date programs that continue to live on and eat budget dollars when the need is either gone or being handled elsewhere. Mission alignment and strategic spending are key, but this is not a process that should be handled... more »

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Department of Defense

End Wasteful “Summer Hire & Summer Intern” Programs

Every year at numerous bases throughout the CONUS, I see these “Summer Hire” and “Summer Intern” programs. Most of the kids who are “hired” for these programs are the dependents of civil service employees. In most cases, the amount of work that is obtained from these young people is negligible due to in-processing, badging, training, and other preliminary requirements. In other words, these are rife for nepotism and nothing... more »

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