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Legislative Branch

Ethics Training- Mandatory for all agency heads and management

The number of examples of unethical behavior seems to increase daily, primarily because the ethics education has not been provided and/or is not emphasised. Government should provide annual mandatory "in class" training sessions to all management and senior officials. Employees should be encouraged to provide anonymous reports of unethical behavior. The training in addition to the anonymous reporting would provide for... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Civilized Servants?

Stop the end of Fiscal Year wasteful spending on non-essential things and return the funds without detriment to the following years budget because of non-use in the previous year. It seems that one of the main reasons wasteful spending occurs is the fear of setting a precedence which might affect the next year's budget; if that fear can be eliminated and instead rewarded some honorable mention to the agency which has... more »

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Department of Defense

Compensatory Time / Overtime Pay Higher Grades

Civilian employees in all grades up through the GS schedule are permitted collection of comp time both travel and otherwise and some may even collect overtime pay. There should be a cutoff for employees reaching certain levels in the GS schedule. It is outrageous that a GS-14 and GS-15 is collecting compensatory time instead of being considered as if they are "salaried". The government could save many dollars with... more »

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