Stop providing 8 hours of Annual leave per pay period to new hires. Not only does this violate Federal law, it is a large expense and is demoralizing to those of us who have put in many years to the service of the government.
When job openings are advertised, select a candidate from the certificate created; not someone who didn't make the certificate.
Make everyone's retirement annuity rate 1% like most government employees. Why should members of Congress and their staffs get 2% of their base salary as their annuity rate, when everyone else has to have lower rates?
Reduce Congress, SES and GS 13 and above's health insurance plans to the level of the rest of the government employees.
Change the tax laws to a flat tax of 10%. Eliminate all deductions, credits, subsidies and everything else that someone can write off. This makes it fair for everyone, and has the potential to get companies to come back to America to produce their products. It also frees up the IRS to go after people who don't pay taxes, instead of disbursing millions of dollars in refunds that shouldn't be disbursed.
Eliminating in-person NIH grant peer review and replacing thiswith online reviews will save millions annually. Also it will reduce time spent traveling by hundreds of scientist reviewers and NIH staff. It will reduce funds spent on hotels, travel, meeting space and per diem for all in person study section reviews. Research conducted by Alexander Pentland at MIT suggests project reviewers who watch in person presentations... more »