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EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

Dual Benefits Joint Taskforce

There are several Federal entitlement programs with overlapping and sometimes duplicative benefits. Yet dual benefits continue because there is a lack of independent verification when someone receives benefits from multiple programs. For instance, SSDI benefits are supposed to be reduced if the beneficiary is also receiving workers' compensation payments. Yet there is little or no information available to either program... more »

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Social Security Administration

Eliminate Spousal Benefits

Are they really necessary. Only 35% of households have a single parent working, and in those cases I would anticipate it is more of a lifestyle choice by the couple.

The notion that a spouse should qualify for a benefit based on a living NH's record is antiquated. You only need 40 quarters to qualify for your own retirement benefit. That is 10 years of work out of a total working lifetime of 35-45 years.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Federal Employees Should Work From Home

There has been much research done on employees working from home. More work is accomplished by employees working from home. They don't want the privelage takin away so they work harder and usually put in more time. Also, makes the employee have less stress of trying to get to work.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Allow Admin/Clerical Work from Home Days

Rather than having people commute in on "Paperwork Only" days, allow employees who do not already telecommute to do so on days where only clerical or administrative tasks (such as filling out paperwork) need to be completed.

Let's assume that commuting costs workers roughly 1 hour of time, $10 in gas per day (3 gallons), plus at least $10 per day in miscellaneous expenses (lunch, soda, etc.). Let's also assume that you... more »

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