Legislative Branch

Rules to downgrade workers

Frequently, workers lose their capacity to operate in their current positions, with the result that everyone around and under them suffers. There need to be better mechanisms to downgrade workers to lower positions when necessary.

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Department of Defense

STOP THE INSANITY! Why Throw Away $$$ Billions???

Why does a completely tax exempt organization voluntarily throw away billions of dollars by paying taxes on travel? I travel a lot for the Navy and detest that taxes for TDY travel expenses are charged to my government credit card. Though the Government Treasury will get the taxes back, for the Navy and the Program Office (PMA), those funds are lost. Those lost and unrecoverable funds, which can quickly add up to billions, ...more »

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Small Business Administration

Change from 26 to 12 Pay Periods per year for Civilian Employees

Reduce the administrative cost of processing Time and Attendance as well as Payroll by more than half simply by doing it 12 times per year (monthly) rather than 26 times per year (biweekly). Each Agency (or large component thereof) would be assigned a Payday (i.e., the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Thursday of the month), in which all employees of that Agency (or large component) would be paid. The assignment of Paydays would ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

pay off your debt

make a plan on how to pay off the debt and not how to raise the debt ceiling!

Tighten you belt for a few years and avoid additional spendings on interest for the future.

How can we give aid to countries when we don't have money? How can we build... if there are no funds.

Get it done, pay it now and learn for the future!

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save $3.5 billion/year in Medication Error Costs

Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Adjust Border Patrol Agent Work Hours !!!

Instead of agents working 5 days a week for 10 hours per day, agents should work 4 days a week for 12 hours. That saves the government 2 hours a week per agent in the border patol. That is a savings of millions of dollars a month. Border Patrol agents will gladly sacrafice two hours of pay a week if that means they have an extra day to spend with their family and friends. Thank You

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Department of Defense

Travel Pay Abuse

Do not allow TDY's to high cost areas. Example DC/VA areas. Instead limit TDY's to military installations. TDY's are meant for gaining knowledge or valuable training, instead they are treated as a free vacation. Enforce civilians to lodge on base and reduce all to the Govt meal rate. Allow civilians to eat at the dining facility as long as they have their orders. Increase the govt meal rate and incidentals by a ...more »

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Department of Defense

SAVE MILLIONS PER YEAR BY ELIMINATING WASTED BAH!

There are over 30K mil couples (one mil member married to another) on active duty in the USAF. Both spouses are receiving untaxed Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). One of the member’s is receiving BAH at the “single” rate (i.e. they have a spouse and/or child) rate, while the other is also receiving BAH at the “single” rate. This is obviously necessary, if they are stationed in separate locations. However, if they are ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Combine Online Systems (Websites) Used by Federal Employees

We use over 10 separate online systems to take care of daily administrative tasks, and I believe that we should combine them all into one website, similar to how Google lets you switch between e-mail, calendar, documents, photos, etc. with a simple mouse click. Combining all these systems into one system and hosting it on a centralized server would take advantage of economies of scale, greatly reducing the electricity, ...more »

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Department of Defense

Congressional Pay Disincentives

Congress should be held accountable for their inability to perform their duty. If the government shuts down, they should not be paid. If they reduce government pensions, congressional pensions should be reduced as well. Their actions should carry requisite consequences for their responsibilities.

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