Showing 8 ideas for tag "competition"

Department of Energy

Expand Idea Competition to Department Level

Based on the success of the President's SAVE Award, this approach should be replicated within Departments, such as at the Department of Energy, as a way for employees to suggest institutional innovation and to vote on one another's ideas. This could include ideas to save money, promote Department efficiency and effectiveness, enhance transparency, and promote broader engagement with the American people.

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Department of Homeland Security

Unproductive employees occupying valuable positions.

There are too many employees in the federal government that are not getting the job done! A new people strategy needs to be implemented in the federal government to encourage hard work. What ever happened to 'working hard and doing your best, or else you'll be replaced'? Do we want to be a competitive country? Why do we continue to tolerate mediocrity?

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Department of Homeland Security

Education

Maybe if we made more of a commitment such as; funding, programs, research, improvement/quality, dedication, out reach, promoting, rewarding, sponsored competitions, awards, etc, we might be able to get some smart kids to become smart adults and fix some of these issues we have now.

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Legislative Branch

Standardized Office Furniture and Equipment

Lower the cost of office furniture by standardizing office furniture across all government agencies. Why does a desk in one office need to look any different than the desk in the next room, floor, building, or agency? This will reduce the time personnel spend selecting furniture, allow ubiquitous transfer of furniture from one office/agency to the next, and drive down cost by encouraging competition in industry.

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Department of Justice

Green Competition for Energy Savings

To encourage inmates to conserve water and save energy, have a monthly competition which rewards the inmate housing unit which has conserved the most energy with a minimal prize, such as "first to main line," or a special "movie night," or something which does not require government expenditure. This could be left up to the CEO of each individual prison. Many inmates who are trying to "get back" at the government by... more »

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Department of Defense

Flexibility in Contracts

While there are contracts that are meant to promote good business and help raise the platform (small business, disadvantaged etc) the contracts do not always allow for the best expertise or price. In addition an increased allowance in "off the shelf" products would be beneficial. The market should be truly competitive and not a hand out.

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Department of Energy

Fully Privatize National Laboratories

Department of Energy national laboratories receive agency appropriations and funds from other federal, state or private entities. The management structure of most laboratories typically includes a for-profit partner. Laboratory management has successfully avoided fully disclosing its expenditures making effective oversight a challenge. By competing ownership of the laboratories (or divesting those in which the government... more »

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Legislative Branch

Fair competition for/disclosure of costs of facilities in acquis

Many programs, especially major acquisitions require the winning contractor to provide “on site” facilities for the governments use, telephones, furniture, and etc. These facilities go beyond being for personnel doing direct onsite quality control or production, but often for those who staff of a program, provide support services, personnel services, and etc. Many times these ancillary personnel could perform these... more »

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