The morale of Federal Employees is low. We work hard to serve the Public, yet we feel unappreciated. We do not receive praise for good work, we work overtime because the budget cuts don't allow for the hiring of more of us; our pay has been frozen despite inflation and rising health care costs....A happy employee is a more productive employee. We need more pay! We meed to feel appreciated!
Have forward thinkers 'read' and 'study' all the comments of Federal employees after articles about Waste in Government, such as http://www.govexec.com/mailbagDetails.cfm?aid=47997. The frontline workers can identify waste and fraud
There are GS-15s who do absolutely nothing. They don't even supervise. Do some audits/
Combining all these systems into one system and hosting it on a centralized server would take advantage of economies of scale, greatly reducing the electricity,... more »
Use Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Timely (SMART) metrics to hold managers accountable for the productivity of their employees. Rank employees for productivity. Standardize this across the federal government. Implement an annual practice for requiring a performance improvement plan for the lowest 10 % of employees. Terminate those who do not improve significantly within 6 months.
HIRING FROM WITHIN can save money;
-Eliminate security clearance costs
-No relocation costs
-Reduce recruitment costs
-Requires far less training and eliminates orientation
-No Misc costs such as new badges, keys, door codes
My recommendation is to require agencies to offer jobs to current employees for a period of time before releasing external announcements.
This is a win-win situation for employers and employees. I would want to work for an employer that offered this opportunity. Of course the employer and employee would have to consent to the time off and it would be dependent upon the workload.
I have worked... more »
Can anyone justify the expense and extra labor required to pay, withold, then return a portion of federal wages? One would think a wage could be computed where fair allowance of would be taxes could be factored into the scale.
Federal Government agencies use millions of pieces of paper per day.
There should be reminders around the offices to "Be Green-Print Only When Necessary."
The federal government could save milions of dollars per year by eliminating many of the unnecessary print jobs on a daily basis.