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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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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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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 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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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidate the ICE FDL and CBP FDAU

The ICE Forensic Document Laboratory and the CBP Fradulent Document Analysis Unit essentially perform the same function, albeit from two different perspectives. The FDL examines fraudulent documents, the FDAU examines fraudulent document trends. These people should be working in the same unit at the very least, and there is quite a bit of overlap between the two which could result in trimming some costs.

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Department of Homeland Security

St. Elizabeths - Stop DHS HQ consolidation with USCG

Reconsider total costs of consolidation in terms of great costs of rehabilitating extensively decayed buildings with little national historical value. The Department, government, and tax payer will incur vast costs as a result of this rehabilitation, movement of large numbers of employees work spaces, loss of employees due to decreases in work-life balance, rehire costs, retraining costs, decreased efficiency, etc.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Efficiency Review Idea

To Whom It May Concern:

Many Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees, such as CBP officers, Border Patrol agents, etc., are allotted $800 per year for uniform items. While $800 may be appropriate for newly hired employees that must purchase an initial cache of uniform items, this amount is excessive for more tenured employees. CBP employees with more than two years of service, for example, do not require $800... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Telework for TSA Inspectors

Allowing for Inspectors to Telework will reduce or free up the need for additional office space (and the associated costs). A majority of time spent in the office is for data-entry of inspection reports which can be done from anywhere. Inspectors are equipped with laptops capable of tethering for intra-net access. Allowances for Inspectors to bring home assigned vehicles would have to be made. I have worked on assignments... more »

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Legislative Branch

Prohibit federal funds from being spent on illegal aliens

States should be prohibited from spending federal funds on illegal aliens (exceptions being incarcerationa dndeportation). Those states that continue to spend federal funds on illegal aliens will be subject to a mandatory complete loss of federal funds for one year, continuable for each year or part thereof they continue to spend funds on illegal aliens.

Meicare and education funds et al MUST be for US citizens and... 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 Homeland Security

Secure the border...

Secure the border by vigorously enforcing current immigration laws and addressing the reasons why people illegally come to the U.S. (jobs and benefits).

CBP is fighting a losing battle to “secure the border” as long as ICE is free to pursue enforcement activities other than immigration and customs enforcement (which happens to be their name).

There should be no reason for ICE to investigate terrorist activities.
Terrorist... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Billions in savings with LEAP for CBP

Change CBP to LEAP (law enforcement availabilty pay). This would eliminate the 15% & 20% night pay differentials & take out the 50% Sunday pay. It would cost 25% more pay to every officer, but you could eliminate the overtime, which costs hundreds of millions a year, or nearly a billion dollars per year. Over ten years we are looking at nearly 10 billion in savings. It would change the system by having all officers sheduled... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

In House Nurse

Currently when an immigrants gets injured during his travel from his country, we utilize alot of man power and hours to transport and guard the individual in the local medical facility. An Agent also needs to aquire the prescriptions at the pharmacies. This takes away alot of time away from the Agent in performing line duties and Supervisors typing and printing out injury reports. Hiring in House nurses throughout... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Uniform Allowance Modifications

To the best of my knowledge all 44,600 uniformed employees of CBP get an $800.00 annual clothing allowance. Over the past 9 years my experience has shown that the majority of employees spend all of their funds even if they do not need any uniform supplies. At the end of the fiscal year employees are ordering items just to zero out their balance. My estimates are that the uniform allowance budget is probably in the... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate the National Debt

My idea is for the "powers that be" to develop the ability for any monies left in the budget at the end of the year to be applied directly to the National Debt. Meaning that a local office can press a button and the monies go directly to the National Debt, they are not funneled back to parent agencies where the monies will be spent so they don't loose out the following year. Additionally I would like to add that being... more »

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