This idea applies to ALL government agencies. Eliminate all spending on promotional trinkets. The cumulative cost of the trinkets is excessive and the time spent ordering the trinkets is wasteful. The trinkets collect dust, often end up unused, and shouldn't be paid for by taxpayers.
Establish a central Joint Service MWR (Morale Well-Being & Recreation) Command that is capable of serving all bases and all services similar to how AAFES serves all the bases retail needs. There are 5 separate service MWR HQ commands such as MCCS, Air Forces Services Agency, Army MWR, Coast Guard MWR and Navy MWR. Many of these departments have many company and field grade officers supporting running their departments... more »
A follow to my post below: I learned that although the gov't has well-trained, talented people, we are using outside contractors to do the work at $300 an hour that we could/should do ourselves. The speed at which technology is outpacing government practices calls for a new way for departments and agencies to keep up the pace. Each agency has used, is currently using or plans to create tools that will take advantage... more »
Here at the NPS we have many promotional merchandise that is really not necessary and most of it we end up finding in the trash or littering our water and beaches. Do we really need a Beer koozie made in China to tell people about Lake Mead NRA? Also with the marketing literature, such as park newspapers, the amount that we are having printed is way more then we can possibly giveaway. We really need to scale back on... more »