Showing 7 ideas for tag "consolidate resources"

Legislative Branch

Make an assessment of worker to management ratio

As an example; an office of 24, management consists of 1 Associate Commissioner, 1 Deputy Associate Commissioner, 1 GS-15 Director, 1 Executive Officer, 3 GS-14 Division Directors, 1 GS-14 Senior Advisor, 1 GS-13 Supervisor; 9 managers to manage 15 people? This is not a joke, the staff could be more efficiently managed to ensure individuals have ample responsibility for the positions they hold. Perhaps I am the only one... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Tool Crypt for Projects

Many projects and programs purchase tools and ground support equipment for developing and building flight projects. There is not a centralized area where tools can be checked in and out at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Since projects have a finite life, many of these tools, once used, are not tracked. They are purchased for a specific activity and once the project ends, the tool may or may not be used by another program... more »

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Department of State

Information Resources Centers

Almost all first world, and many second world, citizens have access to the internet. In those areas, the Information Resource Centers (IRC) in Embassies are greatly underuntilized and a waste of space, personnel, and other resources.

I suggest we remove the IRC from these locations and either save money, or use that money in another area.

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Department of Commerce

Consolidate the U.S. Statistical System to save money

Dozens of federal agencies produce statistics for the public (Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Stats, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Justice Stats, etc.). Most of these agencies are staffed with statisticians, mathematicians, geographers, and survey methodology experts.

Combining the U.S. Statistical System into fewer agencies (or just one!), like most other countries, would reduce redundancy, consolidate resources,... more »

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Department of Commerce

Consolidate all HR departments under one federal agency (eg OPM)

Effective Human Resources management is vital to every agency. However, the HR needs of most agencies are redundant to others, especially comparing military-to-military or civilian-to-civilian agency. For example, every federal employee receives the same benefits irrespective of their agency.

Therefore, I propose consolidating most HR functions under one agency, e.g. the Office of Personnel Management. With videoconferencing,... more »

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Department of Defense

Migrate to Linux and Open Desktop Suite during Consolidation

Computer (IT) equipment (HW) would not need to be updated with the frequency that is common with Microsoft (MS) products if this idea were followed: Each newly-installed MS operating system (OS) is usually coupled with new desktop (PC) HW. When aligning and/or consolidating IT (at time of organizational merger), significant cost savings would be realized by choosing an OS that would not need new HW. PCs often run the... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Compile Required Annual Compliance Audits to Avoid Duplicate Wor

MMA 912 Reviews/Audits
Secuirity Test & Evaluation Audits
FMFIA/OMB Circular A-123 Reviews/Audits
FISMA
CFO Audit
SAS 70 Audits
***Many of these same controls are tested every year by different auditors. Either reconcile the audits into one and ensure that the auditors can rely on the work. Also the timing for each of these is different - need to align as many times one cannot rely on others. Millions of dollars... more »

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