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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidate DHS Seized Property Operations

Currently; Border Patrol, CBP, FPS, ICE, TSA and the US Coast Guard have their own facilities, policy, processes, and specialist personnel to handle seized property and contraband.

By consolidating all of these facilities and processes into one DHS seized property system, cost savings and efficiency will occur.

Why does ICE need a seized property vault in the same geographical location as CBP?

Consolidate these facilities... 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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Legislative Branch

Temperature control for environment

Mandate that all federal agencies and building to inlcude monuments set temperature of 67-68 degrees in the winter and 74-75 in the summer. The cost savings from this action alone will make a significant impact without any extra labor costs.

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Department of Defense

Register DoD Civilian Dependents in DEERS

The DoD should look into requiring DoD Civilian dependents to be registered in DEERS for benefits, such as health insurance, life insurance, and the like.

Active and Reserve military members already have this requirement and the system seems to work well for them. Why reinvest the wheel across the Department with the various systems. This will not only reduce the number of supported IT systems, but it will also reduce... more »

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Department of Justice

In House Promotions

Staff should receive promotions in-house whenever possible. This would elimate the several thousand dollars spent on moving a promoted person to their next assignment. In-house promotions are common place in many state agencies and have negligible negative impact on their upward advancement. House hunting trips, moving costs, lodging and additional funds needed to move a person across the country are saved. It is... more »

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Legislative Branch

drill for oil!?

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Department of the Treasury

Paper & Postage Reduction Cost - Dual Notice Requirement

Currently, any correspondence to taxpayers who file a joint return with the IRS require separate notices to the husband and wife. This results in additional costs for paper, printer, toner, postage, envelope, and other associated expenses.

While this requirement should not be eliminated entirely, the requirement should revise to allow married filing joint taxpayers to sign a waiver allowing examiners, collection officers,... more »

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Legislative Branch

Professional Athlete Pay - Make It State Run

Currently professional athletes and owners are making BILLIONS (and fighting over the distribution). We should let each state (or city) create a professional team (e.g., football, baseball, basketball, soccer) and eliminate the "professional" (totally overpaid) athletes. We can all still enjoy sports, but the proceeds from tickets and refreshments could be retained by the states (or cities) to provide revenue. I don't... more »

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Department of Commerce

Keep Experience Alive

With the country's baby-boomers ready to retire our workforce considerably, I know the government shall start major hiring campaigns in the near future. In my opinion as a government employee, the job we do is more craftsman-like than other types of jobs and that experience gained over the years at our job is what makes a government employee more efficient with time.
For that reason, I feel we can start a program (if... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

DITCH THE MIDDLE-MUDDLE: Direct & Smart VA Claims Processing!

Today, now, VA has networks and programs mature enough to POTENTIALLY ACHIEVE completely PAPERLESS PROCESSING for many COMPENSATION CLAIMS on the COST-AND-TIME-INTENSIVE FRONT END.
This can be done by PUTTING THE claims processor (VSR) and THE VETERAN claimant TOGETHER by phone, Internet, or face-to-face from the very beginning of the claim process, creating a REAL-TIME, TRANSPARENT COLLABORATION with TRUE TIMELY OUTCOMES..... more »

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