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Department of Homeland Security

Formal Interpretation Data Base for Code of Federal Regulations

I have worked in five of the ten regions of FEMA as a Stafford Act Employee, Public Assistance Project Specialist. The regions interpret several areas of the Stafford Act differently and therefore there are some unnecessary inconsistencies with the way the program is administered. I suggest that a formal interpretation database should be developed where any employee or citizen could send a request with their reason why... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Standard Shift

Return to a standard shift when everyone is expected to be at work. We would save billions. Our economy is not in a state where we can afford to have facilities open 16 hours a day because of employees flexible time. A standard shift would be better for production because you are not having to wait for employees to arrive for work and end of shift would be more productive since employees aren't leaving at odd times stopping... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Microsoft = Money

In today’s’ world everyone searches for data. Everyone has a laptop, not a desktop… an iphone, blackberry, or android phone, and everyone loves a simple conservative interface. Our dependency on Microsoft products offers no fiscal reward regarding cost, productivity, training, maintenance and growth.
The data our federal government warehouses in contracted networks is ridiculously hard to navigate. I spend more time... more »

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Department of Commerce

Use the best tool for the job

Too often I see ideas rejected because they did not come from upper management, programs rejected because they were not created by the IT department, training materials rejected because they were not developed by the training staff, etc. There is a significant amount of time and money being lost in duplicating effort, usually resulting in a worse product. Both productivity and morale suffer when people are not able... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Computer Access Background Check BEFORE first day

Here at HHS in order to gain network access an employee has to be fingerprinted and have a background check completed. Instead of doing this before the first day of work, employees do this sometime within the first week of work. This means that employees can do almost no work until this background check is completed, which can sometimes take up to 2 weeks. By conducting this BEFORE an employee's start date the government... more »

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Department of Defense

DOD - How to Standardize Work Common to All Services

Others have suggested we standardize processes and applications across DOD, such as software (4166), freeware (74), flash drives (1664), and business processes (6510). There is so much duplication across DOD on basic types of work, such as environmental and facility management, civilian personnel systems, accounting, emergency management, GeoBase, medical services, IT/communication software, depot/logistics systems,... 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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