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Executive Office of the President

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Stuff We All Get

You have seen it in your unit’s storage or at a recruiting event. We give it out to visitors at trade shows or at an unit open house event.

Coffee cups, calendars, key chains, pens, challenge coins, you name it and the only thing in common is the sticker on the bottom; Made in China.

It is time to impose immediate legislation that will prohibit the purchase of foreign made items for official... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Mandate that this site be uttilized

Mandate that the top 100 ideas at a minimum are forwarded to the involved agency executive for review and comment.

There are an extensive amount of valuable ideas here that may not score number one. It would be tremendous waste of effort if those below number one were not reviewed for consideration. We all have an idea or two here, we all put effort into this, what a waste if the ideas were simply deleted.

Mandate that... more »

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Department of Justice

Charge people to visit an Inmate

Charge civilians to visit inmates in prison. Millions of people a year visit a loved one in prison and the Bureau of Prisons provides this service free of charge. Charge all visitors a flat rate to visit an inmate.Visiting is a privilege not a right.The Bureau of Prisons doesn’t have to provide this service, so if we are going too let make some money.

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidate DHS Seized Property Operations

Currently; Border Patrol, CBP, FPS, ICE, TSA and the US Coast Guard have their own facilities, policy, processes, and specialist personnel to handle seized property and contraband.

By consolidating all of these facilities and processes into one DHS seized property system, cost savings and efficiency will occur.

Why does ICE need a seized property vault in the same geographical location as CBP?

Consolidate these facilities... more »

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Department of Justice

Federal Employee Video Testimony

Routinely the DOJ and US Attorneys Office will subpoena Federal employees to testify in cases outside of the employee's geographical work area.

These cases can often be cross country in nature as currently my office on the West Coast is working to find funding to send an employee to the East Coast for under one hour of general background testimony.

A cross country flight and hotel for less than one hour of general testimony.... more »

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Department of Justice

Law Enforcement pay and retirement only for those who deserve it

I suggest that Law Enforcment pay and retirement for the FBOP is only given to those staff who spend the majority of their shift (time) inside the fence during their career. The staff that work in the front offices, regional offices, and central offices should only get it if they spent more than 50% of their career working inside the fence at a prison or carries a weapon more than 50% of their career. Considering the... more »

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Department of Justice

Portal to Portal

BOP employees were awarded through arbitration, pay for the time it takes to change shifts and make it through security out to their car. The complaint stated that the average amount of time that employees would go over is 30 mins. So, the government had to issue checks out to every federal employee even though the complaint was mainly about COs. I've worked at two institutions and have seen more people leave early... more »

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Department of Justice

Bureau of Prisons Call-Out/Change Sheets

Institutions print out call-outs / change sheets for inmates to view every day. One copy may contain up to 25 pages of entries. As many as 75 copies are made each day for posting in various areas for inmates to read. This accounts for as much as 13125 pages of printed material for one week at one institution. If you two side print the document, it still amounts to 6563 printed pages of material per week for one institution.... more »

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Department of Justice

Harvesting Rainwater

The project consists of three (3) 20’-0” x 10’-0” x 8” concrete slabs with a bed of #6 rebar @ 10” o.c. embedded with hurricane anchors to strap down the tanks (figure 1, 2, 3). It includes six (6) 3,000 gallon polyurethane tanks, three (3) 1 hp Myers water pumps, three (3) water-proof / GFI switches
and outlets (figures 4, 5, 6), three (3) water diverter first flush components, non-pressurizes 4” pvc conduits, six (6)... more »

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Department of Justice

PAYING OVERTIME TO NON-CUSTODY STAFF

The BOP can save tons of money if they would go through custody first on the overtime list and stop paying GS-9 & GS-11 overtime to sit on inmates at the hospital and for medical trips when you can pay a GS-5 & a GS-8 at a lower rate. You can pay the lowest paid workers the overtime and save money.

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Department of Justice

Use employee input on design of new prisons

I have been to three "new" penitentiaries which were built at different times over approximately 12 years and all three have the same issues. There needs to be true staff involvement prior to AND during the building process. It would be much cheaper to fix the problems PRIOR to the construction instead of fixing after the construction.

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Department of Justice

BOP Inmates pay for clothing and bedding, no more freebies

Inmates are wasting millions and we're doing nothing about it. They destroy mattress's and bedding, clothing, and all other "free" items we give them, and we do nothing to collect it. Charge them for all their clothing, bedding, etc., at a pro-rated cost based on what they make working (which is a whole other issue), and when it wears out, they buy a new one, just as our troops do. Our institution spent over $85,000 last... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidation of CBP and TSA Bonded Facility and Cargo Operation

Prior to the creation of the DHS, the former US Customs Service was the primary entity for inspecting inbound and outbound foreign cargo at US International airports as well as compliance and control of related bonded facilities.

The events of September 11, 2001 resulted in the creation of DHS as well as the TSA with the consolidation of the Customs Service into CBP. Since 2001 the TSA has grown and expanded in mission... more »

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