Legislative Branch

Full-time employees work more hours for more pay but no benefits

Allow an office to meet its staffing requirements by hiring current full-time employees for additional hours without any additional benefits. Government offices often have extra work to do, but not enough work or funding to support a new full-time employee. Instead of hiring a new full-time employee or contractor for that work, an office could offer additional hourly pay to an employee of another office or agency without... more »

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Skill Database for Agencies

My idea is to create an Government skill and/or Project database for use for internal agencey projects. What problem are you trying to solve? At any given moment each agency has over a hundred individual internal projects going on. To get these completed in most cases offices solely use talent within their office. I propose that we create either a talent pool database that associates skills with each divisions employee... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Allow Admin/Clerical Work from Home Days

Rather than having people commute in on "Paperwork Only" days, allow employees who do not already telecommute to do so on days where only clerical or administrative tasks (such as filling out paperwork) need to be completed. Let's assume that commuting costs workers roughly 1 hour of time, $10 in gas per day (3 gallons), plus at least $10 per day in miscellaneous expenses (lunch, soda, etc.). Let's also assume that you... more »

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Department of Defense

Federal Employees

Eliminate one out of every three federal employees and compensate the remaining employees appropriately. Currently Federal Employees are being slandered regarding job performance and benefits. If the force should be cut, so be it. The remaining employees will pick up the additional burden. But at that point, stop the crusade to erode all federal Employee benefits in the name of saving money. There are plenty of federal... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Hold Pension & Payroll for One Day in ACH Interest Bearing Accou

In administering the provisions of law relating to pay, retirement and leave of absence, the federal government is required to ensure employees and retirees receive their paychecks on or before the second Thursday following each pay period. These provisions were enacted many years ago when payroll processes were far less efficient (cashiers, paper checks, mail, etc.). Now that virtually all federal employees and retirees... more »

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Change the rules for SSA in the case of early outs/buy outs

Early outs and buyouts are tools for managing the size of the federal workforce, but there doesn't appear to be thought given to asking SSA to make provisions for those taking advantage of those programs. It would be actuarially sound for SSA to consider making such provisions, lessening the penalties, as the FERS system becomes the primary retirement system for federal employees. With the retirement age being raised... more »

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Government Accountability Office

FEDERAL E-LIBRARY

Have like a federal e-library where all information is stored such as all HR, magazine subscriptions, news articles, etc. that employees can access to read. This would cut the cost of subscriptions and have a common communication site for all employees. Labeled Icons could be used instead of menus.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reduce our chronic dependence on contractors for IT Services

Many parts of our organization are heavily dependent on external contractors to provide labor and services to government. They perform various technical functions, as well as procurement sensitive activities that really should be limited to fed-only staff, such as budgetary projection and resource allocation. While this may be a useful short-term strategy, to quickly ramp up and effectively leverage private sector resource... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Federal Employees Should Work From Home

There has been much research done on employees working from home. More work is accomplished by employees working from home. They don't want the privelage takin away so they work harder and usually put in more time. Also, makes the employee have less stress of trying to get to work.

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Department of Homeland Security

SAVE AWARD implemented and administered at the Department level

Each department would be responsible for implementing an electronic “suggestion box” for their employees.

 

If employees can see and submit ideas online at their department web site throughout the year it would result in two positive developments: employees would contribute their ideas more often, and management of that department would less likely dismiss the suggestions of their employees.

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Department of Homeland Security

Allow Employee Teams to Submit Ideas…

Allow Employee Teams to Submit Idea.

 

Similar to employees pooling their dollars to buy a lottery ticket, employees could unleash the potentiality and the dynamic energy of the brain power of a group to generate viable ideas to: improving the quality of output at lower costs, simplifying processes to reduce administrative burden, or improving the speed of government operations to improve efficiency.

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Department of Homeland Security

Pay the SAVE Award Winner a percentage of the savings...

Pay the winner of the SAVE Award contest a percentage of the savings that their idea generates in improving the quality of government output at lower costs or efficiency. This financial incentive would launch the potentiality and the dynamic energy of the brain power of more than 2-million federal employees located around the world. What should be the amount of the financial incentive for an individual winner or group... more »

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