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Office of Personnel Management

Budget reduction

Elimnate pay steps GS-15 Steps 9 and 10, and GS-14 step 10 (and their pay banded equivalents). This should help to reduce the government's budget. Also, the pay scale for SES employees should be right-sized and tightly linked to results and not just projects. There are many projects without any tangible results that are undertaken.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Legalize all Drugs

This alone would end our budget crisis. The people that are using them use them already anyway illegally. Police could focus there time on more serious issues like murders and child molestors. I never have used drugs and still wouldn't if they were legal and I think a lot of people feel the way I do. Why shouldn't we legalize them tax them and the government makes money instead of these huge drug cartels all over... more »

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Department of Defense

Broken Budget Process in DOD

Currently within DOD money is passed down the chain based on what we call projected budget numbers, these numbers are prior year spending averaged over the last 3 years plus change in mission requests. 1. Squadron, groups and bases are shorted the next year if they fail to spend what they are given in current FY. 2. The changing missions and the multitude of different events/ trainings, exercises, competency training,... more »

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Legislative Branch

Reduce Office Space for SES Staff

Large offices are energy vampires and are not cost effective. Keep it simple. Most offices should not have the amenities of a livingroom (couches, recliners, HD televisions, coffee tables, end tables, sitting chairs). Most meetings are held in conference rooms. Whatever happen to the boss' office having 2 chairs opposite his desk, a telephone, a file cabinet, a computer (typewriter) and a window.

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Department of Defense

Reduce number of Navy Budget Submitting Offices (BSO)

If your not part of the Navy this might not make sense, but with the stand-up of the Naval Installations Command (NIC) a key component to its ability to perform it support mission is tied to contracting capability. That capabilitiy was never given to NIC who must rely on NAVFAC and NAVSUP to purchase services. By bringing NAVFAC and NAVSUP under NIC you should be able to reduce redundant staff, consolidate data management... more »

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Department of Defense

Allow Yearly Budget Excess Funds To Be Saved & Reduce Budgets

It appears that most of us agree that at the end of the fiscal year a large amount of money is wasted in order to keep the previous years budget. My suggestion is to allow the excess funds to be saved and reduce the budgets by a small amount accross the board. Allowing the funds to be saved while reducing the budgets across the board will end wasteful spending year round.

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Department of State

Fund Embassies centrally

It would save a lot of money if we centrally funded our embassies like we did a decade ago. This new ICASS way of doing it has distorted priorities and wasted resources. Those State Department offices that get ICASS funding, get a lot of funding, while those State Department offices that don't get ICASS funding, don't get a lot of funding. Getting rid of ICASS would get rid of the distortions.

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Office of Personnel Management

Create a lump, discretionary fund from EOY budget cuts

True savings will come from the bottom up, however those savings will be irrelevant if Agency managers are forced to make unnecessary purchases at the end of the year on a use or lose budget.

This theory isn’t new, it’s basic economics --- No manager wants to cut their own budget just to risk penalization for being over budget the following year.

Perhaps the most economical way to manage this is to put ALL savings... more »

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