Department of Veterans Affairs

Eliminate Paper Checks and Require Direct Deposit or Debit Card

Currently, a VA beneficiary's benefits will be suspended if a paper check is returned to us or if pertinent mail is returned due to an invalid address. At this time, I think elimnating paper notification is not prudent because a lot of the beneficiaries may not have the ability to access emails for electronic notification. Therefore, eliminating paper checks would be a better way to cut down on mailing costs, fraud, ...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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Legislative Branch

Make FERS elective

Some employees do not want to participate in the FERS defined benefit pension system, especially if the employee contribution percentage is increased. Some employees feel that they could do much better managing that money on their own. There are fears, especially amongst new employees that FERS is nothing more than a pass-through where the money they are paying in today is getting immediately paid to those already retired. ...more »

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Legislative Branch

STOP PAYING CONGRESSMEN & SENATORS WHO ARE IN PRISON

Why is it that if I get put in jail I don't continue to get paid YET a senator or congressman does!!! Talk about waste, fraud and abuse--this is MAJOR. They also should not get a pension for doing one term, that continues for years and years after they leave office. They also should not be able to vote in raises for themselves---the US people should be able to do that. They act like they rule the world and are more important ...more »

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