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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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Department of Agriculture

LOW GRADES w/ PROMOTION POTENTIAL..

I advertise positions for my agency as a Staffing Specialist in a newly formed Delegated Examining Unit. After a high-graded person leaves a position, that position is advertised for the same level as its previous incumbent. I think that it would save money if some agencies considered re-classifying some of positions as lower graded "entry" level. This would also make it easier for some of the fresh faces of the future... more »

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Legislative Branch

One Standard Business System for the Federal Government

The Federal Government should have one Standard Business Systems. A veteran exiting the military and hired by a federal agency should have the same Business System they were trained on in the military for Human Resources, Contracting, Property Management, Budget & Finance, Fleet Management, Safety, Information Technology, etc. A federal employee should be able to transfer from one federal agency to the next and do... more »

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Department of Commerce

Consolidate all HR departments under one federal agency (eg OPM)

Effective Human Resources management is vital to every agency. However, the HR needs of most agencies are redundant to others, especially comparing military-to-military or civilian-to-civilian agency. For example, every federal employee receives the same benefits irrespective of their agency.

Therefore, I propose consolidating most HR functions under one agency, e.g. the Office of Personnel Management. With videoconferencing,... more »

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Department of Justice

Interviews via Teleconference for New Job Applicants

Allow new job applicants to interview via the internet through a webcam. Job interviews can be very expensive, not only for the applicant but also for the Federal Government. Utilizing a webcam can still provide interviewers with a face to face interaction. And, it would allow access to very qualified applicants from remote areas that would not be able to afford a plane flight.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Combining EQIP and VetPro

Currently, there are two separate systems in which new employees who are also practitioners have to enter all of their history and credentials. VetPro is the Credentialing and Privileging database and EQuip is the Human Resources/Background Screening database. Inputing the same information into both systems is a lot of double work and it would make it easier for new employees if both of these systems worked together or... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

One Background Screening System

Currently there are multiple background screening systems. A paid employee goes through the EQUIP sytem and gets a NACI, a WOC employee would get at SAC, and contract employees have to do their system through Little Rock. Employees do not know what their status is and may complete the wrong background screening and then they have to go through the system all over again. By eliminating the multiple background screening... more »

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Department of Defense

DISCONTINUE HARD COPY CFR'S

CONTENT:As of 1 Jan 2011, the addition of the CFR contains 910 pgs.;REASON:Non-usage or limited usage of the Hard Copy CFR bk. consists' of the foll.:(a)CFR is rarely read/used by the HRSC-NE empl.(b) CFR, DE is rarely used by the empl.(c)I've seen the bk in the trash, specifically during clean up day & w/ an activity move.(d)Every yr. we recv the bk, I hear empl commenting on what a waist it is of the distrib. of the... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Volunteer Time Off- No loss in Benefits,FTE Status, or TIG

Local County Governments already use this type of program and it has saved many jobs and reductions in force. In a VTO program, you can trade the government back 1%, 2%,3%,4% 5%,10%,15% or 20% of your pay to get the equivalent days or hours off. Allows for flexible hours, more vacation, or shorter days/weeks. Program does not impact your FTE status, retirement or benefits. This program will save millions during a normal... more »

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Department of Defense

Make hiring a completely Directorate level process

You could save a ton by making the hiring process driven by the Directorate or program that's using the employee. The GS-14/15 would enter an approved PD to USAJobs themselves, adding in a supplemental statement if the PD is too canned. They'd get the resumes back in using something like Application Manager to weight the resumes. They'd interview and select as they see fit and all HR would do is verify eligibility and... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

360 Degree Performance Evaluations for Federal Employees

Across the nation, at all levels of government, federal employees have seen coworkers who are less than optimal performers hold long government careers.

Those most dedicated to the idea of public service believe that government should not only be streamlined, but continuously improving and held to a rigorous standard, beginning with the people it employs.

Federal employees should be held to a higher standard of competency,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Interview Job Candidates Before You Hire Them!

Even in a tough Job Market, the VA has seen a tremendous turnover of new hires, with many leaving within 6 months of being hired. That means people are quiting very high paying jobs while the unemployment rate is over 9 percent. This indicates there is a problem with how we attract, recruit, and retain talent.

Most of the time the VA does not take the time to actually interview candidates to see if they were a good... more »

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