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Executive Office of the President

Home-To-Work Vehicle Usage

Home-to-Work (HTW) transportation imposes a major cost burden to the taxpayer. Current guidance that governs HTW utilization within the departments of the Executive Branch is overly permissive and leaves room for wide interpretation which leads to overuse and misuse of government vehicles. This is due primarily to a lack of definitions assigned to words in the key subsection of 31USC1344 which allows HTW usage, especially... more »

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Department of State

Reduce lodging expenses

The USG lodging allowance in many locations is very high.
When on TDY, employees should be encouraged to use a cheaper hotel and receive an incentive of 50% of the difference between the chosen hotel and the maximum per-diem.
For example: if the lodging allowance in Paris, France is $410 but the traveler is staying at a hotel charging only $300 per night, he/she will receive an incentive of $55/night.
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Website to track status

A comprehensive website could deal with benefits, debts and status of claims. The information is geographically distributed in various computer systems. Having one system/place for this information benefits everyone. A lot of this information is in computers already .

The VA gets a lot of people calling to check on their claims ,benefits, and debt repayment status. This accounts for a significant amount of phone... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Jobs

When this country began, we created programs and benefits to help populate, fill out, and explore this great country, e.g. the Homestead Act, and associated Homestead Acts.

In addition there are many laws protecting the labor, employment, and commerce of the U.S.

I believe unemployment in the U.S. has more to do with complacency, and reluctance to relocate, than it has to do with "jobs Americans don't want to do."... more »

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Social Security Administration

Enhance Social Security

Offer a tax break to each business that hires a disability beneficiary. Create an electronic profile for each disability beneficiary. Almost as a catalog for employers.

John Doe made $2000 pre-dib.
John Doe receives $1500 a month on DIB.
Business A Hires John Doe for $1000 a month (under SGA), Business A gets a $750 tax credit, DIB pays $600. Boost DIB beneficiaries not on WC/PDB up to their max of 80%) Business... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Lets all be “Jolly Green Giants”! Save: $$$, time, & our environ

If u don't have time to read my idea..it's good lol NO MORE SENDING LETTERS!

This idea can be spanned into many departments. Just speaking for the edu dept, we send out more letters than anyone could count e.g. 1 case: Development ltrs when we need more info from the claimant, Certificate of eligibility, award ltrs for enrollments, many correction ltrs from amendments from school hour reductions or inc, withdraws,... more »

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Department of Energy

GOING GREEN

With our world today, our natural resources are diminishing, and we are trying to do what we can to reserve them.
Solar panels could be built, and save money spent on energy throughout time. Small solar panels can power small things throughout our facilities, if the government does not want to spend millions on huge solar panels. A great way to promote going green could be installing solar panels on the GEMS (Green Environmental... more »

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Legislative Branch

End living spouse benefits

SSA grew out of Widow's and Orphan's benefits programs. The idea of paying someone on the basis of who they are married to is a luxury we cannot afford. Should a wage earner die, it is understandable to help widows and orphans. But to pay households more on the basis of if two adults are married or not (as defined by the state where they reside) is not in our nation's interest.

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General Services Administration

Scheduled Telework Days

Thousands of government employees are now performing their duties via teleworking. The benefit to workers has been great, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Now it's time for the government to maximize it's benefit. I suggest having "set" weekly, bi-weekly or monthly telework days. This would allow building lighting and heating / cooling loads to be reduced to non-occupied levels. The direct energy savings to the... more »

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