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Department of Homeland Security

Revoke State Driver Licenses/IDs found on Deportable Aliens

Revocation Standards for United States Drivers’ Licenses/ Identification Cards: Implementation of multi-agency (Department of Public Safety and CBP) standard procedures to mandate reporting of all US State-issued drivers’ licenses or identification cards encountered on deportable illegal aliens in the field during processing and removal from United States. Persons who are not 1) US Citizens 2) Lawfully Present in the... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

DEMYSTIFY & STREAMLINE THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS

A major bottleneck we have had at NIH for YEARS is the lack of communication between contract officers & scientists regarding the preparation of proper requisitions for purchases over the micro purchase threshold. Procurement is the fuel needed to maintain laboratory production & move scientific research forward daily. The ordering process for competitive & sole source purchases involves scientists, purchase agents, &... more »

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General Services Administration

Meaningful Communication - Ten Emails Per Day

I believe we can save money by reducing electronic "clutter". I challenge my colleagues (and anyone who reads this) to only send emails per day. Make a phone call. Stop by someone's desk. Have a video conference call. If you are limited to sending ten emails per day, I predict the content should become more meaningful, communication will improve, you will experience a positive difference in your workplace relationships,... more »

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Overseas Furniture

Most foreign service officers move into government furnished residences which - because of global contracts - are all furnished with almost identical pieces worldwide. Prior to arrival at Post the officers don't know what furniture they will have, nor what it looks like, nor does the Post ask what furniture the officer wants. This results in the government paying for furniture and moving costs, only to have the officer... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Consider Podcasts Instead of National Conference Calls

Every year, agencies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on national conference calls. This is especially true for agencies that provide training to stakeholders. In these cases, a call can last 2 hours with only a half an hour of that time allotted for Questions and Answers.

The government should consider moving to a podcast format. This way, the speakers can record the calls on their own time, and those calls can... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Place VSR with county offices (POA) to facilitate faster claims

Placing veterans service representatives (VSR) into the field one at every county office. The VSR would actually talk with the claimant clarifying all information he or she is submitting. Copy the file into virtual VA and notification can be verbally/written no waiting 30 days for VCAA response. Since the VA is going papperless this will provide faster service to the veteran and create the I Care system that the VA is... more »

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