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Department of Defense

Change the Metrics for Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement/Lean Six Sigma can be a very valuable tool for identifying waste and streamlining processes. However the fundamental rule is that their has to be a return on investment (ROI). Currenly most CI projects claim savings on cost avoidance or labor reductions without actually eliminating any people or positions. That is a fake savings. Make any CI project that claims labor savings turn in the badge... 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

Have you seen any changes?

I continue to see on the news about how much is being cut, but I have not seen any changes. I do believe the amount of waste is simply annoying, but I have not read anything in my agency about any real cuts or changes to improve the way we operate.

The real incentive to improve the way we operate does not seem to be very important.
I have attended speeches at large hotels with over 200 hundred employees that are forced... more »

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Legislative Branch

Establish a Beneficial Improvements Reward Process

Instead of limiting feedback to an annual SAVE award system, create a Beneficial Improvements Process whereby federal employees can submit ideas that save the government money and be rewarded with some percentage of the savings. Offering a person 10% of the savings they create will strongly incentivize them to seek out gigantic cost savings and get people to focus on very large savings items. The reward comes entirely... more »

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