EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

No Government Employee Should Make More Than the President

No Federal Government employee should make more than the President. This would include the quasi government organizations of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the World Bank, etc. Too many employees in these organizations are making far more than they should be. According to CNN in 2009, chief executive officers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac got annual pay packages worth approx $6 million apiece, while other top execs pulled... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

STOP PROMOTING, WHEN YOU SHOULD BE TERMINATING

Quit promoting individuals who cause problems, and terminate them.

 

Not only are you just causing more trouble for the section, agency, or department they are promoted to, you are also increasing their pay. and continuing to pay them for years, then they retire and you further continue to pay them.

 

Spend some money on investigating them and get them out. Cut ties.

 

Integrity for all

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Department of Health and Human Services

Encourage using Optional Leave Without Pay

Government employees who accrue less amount of leave (such as 4 hours per pay period) would welcome an optional furlough during slow quiet season such as Christmas Holiday or Summer Vacation, to be able to take an optional leave without pay, as an option to be able to spend time with family. We should encourage supervisors and managers to make this type of leave available to their staff, and advise them that there should... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Eliminate Paper Payroll Stubs

Currently federal agencies mandate electronic payroll deposits. On the flip side, many still send out paper payroll subs.

 

I would like to see a federal mandate to make all payroll stubs electronic. This would save postage and paper costs while simultanelously expediting these notices to all federal employees.

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Department of Homeland Security

STOP LEASING PROPERTY AND FACILITIES.

Why do we continue to pay for things that are not ours. My port is the largest commercial Seaport in the U.S., 50% of the U.S. commercial cargo arrives through LA/LB, yet we lease office space in a building that isn't ours, and we share it with private sector industries where the general population can just come into the building and use the elevators, and walk the halls. Why isn't it that we don't have our own facility?... more »

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Legislative Branch

Needs test for congressional salary and benefits

Congress should set an example of fiscal prudence by instituting a needs test for salary and benefits. There is no reason why a multi-millionaire should expect the taxpayers to foot the bill for his or her healthcare or retirement, much less a salary while in office.

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate congressional staff bonuses

Since congress wants to cut off all pay raises and bonuses for government employees then perhaps they should have to do the same for their own staffers. I read in the paper that most congressional staffers got an 8% bonus this year while the rest of us are going to be capped at 1%. Why the discrepancy? Let that money go back to the treasury to pay down the debt.

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Executive Office of the President

One pay system

I still don't understand why we have all these agencies, departments, divisions and we use many different tools to pay employees. I shudder to think about all the money that we waste upgrading all these systems individually when we could maintain one system for all employees. Sure it would take some time to build and of course money, but in the long run it would ensure a consistent experience for employees and ease... more »

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