Department of Veterans Affairs

A money saving idea that worked!

I worked at the state level for a county who was in crisis. They furloughed the employess 5 hours a week, same benefits just paif 5 hours less per week, we had to fill out a sheet/email and sent it to our supervisor decided which 5 hours we would be gone, the 5 hours per week (10 per pay period) had to be used within that pay period. We communicated with coworkers and worked out who would be gone when, after 6 months... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Leave Without Pay

Allow employees to take a day off without pay. This will save the Gov't Millions. Those who can afford it, can save their Annual Leave and take a single day off per pay period without pay. Pretty simple request in VistA, and can easily be approved by immediate supervisor.

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Department of Education

Launch a Government-wide Voluntary Furlough Program

Allow Federal employees to take Leave Without Pay (LWOP) for up to two weeks annually for vacation, family needs, medical, inclement weather. Employees could use the furlough days in one week increments or use a day or two on an as-needed basis throughout the year. Agency Personnal Offices would use a special code that would be used for this leave option so that actual savings can be tracked. Even though employees can... more »

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