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Department of Veterans Affairs

Eliminate paper licenses- Waste of money

Currently for credentialing and privileging purposes, all licenses must be verified before completing an application which is usually done online as primary source verification which is acceptable by the Joint Commission. Then within 5 days a written license request has to be mailed. Usually the state licensing boards require a fee, some as high as $50 per license verification. And our office has never gained any additional... more »

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Eliminate contract for duplicate job websites

Currently, the Forest Service uses two main methods of hiring employees: USAJOBS and AVUE Services. USAJOBS is the more comprehensive website. AVUE has less flexibility, does not allow searches for "virtual" jobs, and frequently does not even allow listing where a particular job is located, making job searches and the application process unnecessarily complicated and frustrating. At the same time, we have the goal... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

WATCH HUD HOUSING APPLICANTS CLOSELY

Our agency deals with many applicants that we assist for rent and many times the HUD applicants rent out the home that HUD assists them with and we pay them rental assistance! This is not only a duplication of benefits but a waste of money. I would like to have HUD do periodic checks or have a way for our agency to check on the homes and the household compositions to avoid them getting double benefits from the government.... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

End Duplication of Form Submission

Often times there is a long delay in processing forms. If a new form is issued prior to the acceptance of the information submitted on an old form, it requires the submission of the same data on a new form. This duplicates efforts both on the person/entity submitting the form and the receiving agency who is processing these forms.
Also, if forms get lost, people/entities are required to resubmit the form. It is difficult... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Make saving paper a requirement -- stop being nice

There have been many comments about saving paper. This will not happen unless it is mandatory, from limiting the number of printouts for each employee to disabling the cover sheet on printed documents – no one should be printing cover sheets. Make all fax machines computerized, which allows faxes to be received and sent online. Mandate that all meetings are paperless – no agendas, copies of documents, etc., can be used.... more »

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Department of Defense

Consolidate Facility Design & Construction agencies

There are three major acquisition agencies that provide facility design, construction & management services for the Federal Government. These are GSA, ACOE and NAVFAC. There is extensive duplication of resources across these three agencies that would be eliminated if consolidated into one agency. Both the "military" organizations of ACOE and NAVFAC should be eliminated and the workload shifted to GSA.

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Consolidate DHS Federal Operations Centers in the NCR

Within the Washington, DC or National Captial Region (NCR), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through its varies agencies and sub-components, operates several disparate operations centers to manage workflow needed to protect our national security. In many instances, this workflow is duplicite and causes "stove piping" of information. By consolidating these operations centers, DHS will save millions of dollars... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Centralize Grant and Loan Reporting Requirements

Currently, an awardee of grants or loans from multiple programs or agencies is required to submit separate reporting schedules for each individual instance of an award. Just as we have the Standard Form family, there should be a centralized reporting form that is modular and has data fields tagged in XLM format for various agencies. This way, awardees can stop submitting duplicate paperwork (a huge waste of resources... more »

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