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National Archives and Records Administration

Eliminate unnecessary failure analysis

An employee at KSC recently performed an engineering analysis of a broken office chair. The chair was 17 years old, and was subjected to metallurgical and electron microscopy analysis. See the following for full details:

Performing such an analysis on a piece of cheap 17-year old office furniture is poor use of tax dollars. These kinds of decisions demonstrate... more »


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Legislative Branch

Contract Reporting Requirements

Every month, contractors close out their books and submit reports to the government. In our office, we have ten days to review the reports and develop briefings for management.

This cycle requires resourcing at peak levels rather than optimum loading levels. If brief-outs were staggered, a single analyst might be able to handle more programs. As it is now, there are extreme peaks and lulls for very high-level GS employees.... more »