Showing 9 ideas for tag "cost of employee time"

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Charge for scanning FOIAs and cancelled FOIAs

This agency currently does not charge for scanning FOIA information or work done on cancelled FOIAS. A person can spend hours on a FOIA that is almost complete, and will not be able to charge for any of the costs if the requester cancels before completion. If you cancel a work request with any other business, they are going to charge you for work already done. Requesters are allowed to ask for documents in electronic... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Have ONE reporting system

So much time is spent report accomplishments, figuring out how to count accomplishments in the vairous programs...each with their own methods and accounting rules... make ONE reporting system for how the budget is spent and what was accomplished with the budget. For example for a simple project I have to report it at minimum 3 different ways (3 different reports because the systems don't communicate), plus enter it into... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Part-time/ Job share opportunities

Federal employees have developed an edge in time management- due to ever-changing requirements mandating quick-turnarounds on work. Most of us have learned to accomplish our daily tasks with time to spare (for adminstrative tasks.) Creating more part-time positions (particularly in D.C.) would reduce traffic; reduce the overall cost of paying employees, reduce the government's expenses for federal employee commuting... more »

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Department of Justice

Saving on overtime

To my surprise a government employee can call in sick on Monday, work a double on Tuesday and collect overtime for that shift even though his total number of actual work hours is only 40. I know that this will be met with great resistance, but the amount of money and time used astonishes me. At the same time to cover that sick shift someone else will get overtime?
It should be made policy that overtime will NOT be paid... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Save funds by using part-time employees for extra hours!

Use part-time employees to work extra hours instead of full-time employees. For full-time employees, extra time worked is paid time and a half. For part-time employees, extra time worked is paid as additional regular time. In my organization full-time employees are often offered extra hours before part-time employees.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Cutting staff

Get rid of the Speical Assistants (or similar titles) to office directors. Office directors do not need special assistants. They are often highly paid for -- what? The government is supposed to work for the people of the U.S. Office directors do not need Special Assistants to do special pet projects for them. We could easily save a couple million at each large agency by getting rid of them and moving these people into... more »

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Social Security Administration

Make Private Representatives Accountable at the Hearing Level

When represenatives of claimants (at the hearing level) submit medical evidence within seven days of the hearing, those medical records must be sent to contracted medical experts scheduled to testify at the hearing by FedEx. The cost of the delivery of those last minute additions to the record to the Medical or Vocational Expert is absorbed by the Agency and also places unwarrented workload strains on an already tight... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco-free Government

Prohibit the use of tobacco products on ALL federal property, both owned and leased, indoors and outdoors. This idea should be implemented across ALL federal agencies. This will reduce litter, reduce healthcare costs, reduce health insurance costs, reduce fires, and allow people to breathe air free of tobacco pollution.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Improve Frequency of Annual Trainings

I suggest that the TMS system be modified to make it so annual training due dates don't move up each time the training is taken. At this time, VA employees receive a reminder to take their training around 2 months prior to its due date. If the training is taken at that time, the due date for the next year is moved up. Therefore, trainings are taken every 10 months instead of the intended "annual" or 12 months. Alternatively,... more »

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