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Department of Housing and Urban Development

CANCEL HUD SECTION 8 and CANCEL WELFARE

CANCEL and phase out Welfare and section 8 and food stamps and welfare benefits and low income housing for able bodied working age citizens. The triilions of dollars of welfare money have created a section of society that does not contribute to society and that drains the taxpayers and does not produce tax income for the US GOVERNMENT and holds its customers in social and finance bondage. Please phase out the progams... more »

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Legislative Branch

Cell Phones - Just give Employees 50 for unlimited plan!

Instead of giving Gov Employees a Cell phone paying for phone and service. Everyone has a cell phone just give each employee a 50 check per month to use there cell phone for work the 50 dollars is so they can upgrade to unlimited plan if they need to. Now if a employee doesn't want to participate that is fine. But I know most would and this would save a lot of money. Also, an incentive for employees. Everyone WINS!... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Make it easy for employees to choose hourly pay

My supervisor told me that if an employee is productive for 6 hours out of the day, that's pretty good. This is no surprise.
Why then do we need to spend 8 hours here when it's common knowledge that most people are only productive for 6 hours per day? I can be productive for 8-10 hours a day SHORT term, but long term I only have 6 hours of QUALITY work in me per day.
NASA makes it difficult for people to switch to hourly,... more »

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Department of the Interior

Go For All Quick Payback Energy Savings Measures

Energy Audits are complete for a large number of federal facilities. These energy audits produced numerous recommendations that can produce savings at a rapid rate. Some of these measures will pay for themselves in less than a year and begin saving money after that point and far into the future.

All measures with a payback of less than five years should be implemented immediately. These energy savings measures will reduce... more »

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Department of Defense

Budget planning and cuts

Throughout the time I have worked for DOD I have seen so many ways that money is being wasted.
Shops and codes have a set amount of money a year they can spend on for their budget. Some spend it all at once, which doesn't work well, because when it gets close to the end of the fiscal year, they have run out of many items and don't have the money in their budget to get more, or they have to borrow money. Then other's... more »

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General Services Administration

Save millions of dollars on printing? Try Century Gothic font!

Not all fonts use the same amount of ink. Using certain fonts can result in up to 31% savings when printing many routine memos, outlines, and other "non-presentation quality" correspondence, compared to other, "standard" fonts.
Having IT personnel switch to ink-sparing fonts on a default basis could save hundreds of thousands of dollars in notoriously expensive printer ink and toner cartridges. [At inflated retail GSA... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Reduce Cost, Energy, and Time with Electronic Fill-able Forms.

“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. “ Thomas Edison


Every agency and department in the federal government are well familiar with forms. We use them for Annual Leave, Sick Leave, CompTime, OverTime,... more »

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Department of the Interior

Make Save Award Pay for Itself

If 2,000,000 of the total number Federal Employees each spend two hours on the Save Award, then the total cost of the Save Award can be estimated based on an hourly rate. Estimating at a rate of $30 per hour, the total cost is $120,000,000. The Save Award must then save more than $120,000,000 in order to break even. By this estimate, savings greater than $120,000,000 must be generated in order for the Save Award to... more »

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Department of the Interior

Encourage People to Work

Workers are productive and they're contributing to social security rather than drawing from social security and other entitlement programs. Folks wanting to work should be encouraged.

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EXOP - Office of the Vice President

Incentives for Saving

Every time a government employee has to travel on official duty we are forced to use SATO or some other agency designated travel service to purchase our mode of travel & lodging. I have in my possession a copy of a travel confirmation in which the airline ticket cost the taxpayers $1881.80. This ticket could have been purchased for approximately $1000.00 less online without going through SATO. When you add up all the... more »

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Legislative Branch

The 1-2 Flush System

I am a Summer Intern at HUD and a Full-time student at the University of Maryland. In our dorms at UMD, we have sensor toilets that detects how long you've been on the toilet. Although this may sound silly, the toilet accurately predicts what type of waste you are emitting (putting it kindly). The toilet then determines how much water is needed to flush away the waste. For bigger projects, more water is used. And for... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

eRent

Many agencies, including ours at EPA’s Region 9, have moved to digitize documents, making it possible to retrieve reports and forms online. During our internship this summer, we recognized a way to improve government efficiency while reducing waste: making electronic tablets available for rent or checkout at the agency library/communications center.

We are cognizant that people will have different learning styles and... more »

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Smithsonian Institution

Entry Fee for Smithsonian Museums

Currently, the Smithsonian and other museums report around 30 million visits per year, which includes returning visitors or vistors to multiple sites, staff, etc.; however, access to these museums are free. If we started charging a fee for entry with various options, the government would be bringing in more revenue that would help support the operation of these museums.

For example, there could be an option to purchase... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Paper & Postage Reduction Cost - Dual Notice Requirement

Currently, any correspondence to taxpayers who file a joint return with the IRS require separate notices to the husband and wife. This results in additional costs for paper, printer, toner, postage, envelope, and other associated expenses.

While this requirement should not be eliminated entirely, the requirement should revise to allow married filing joint taxpayers to sign a waiver allowing examiners, collection officers,... more »

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Department of Defense

Civilian DOD Full-Time Air Reserve Technicians

I love my career in the USAF Reserves. As a full-time Air Reserve Technician the past two years we've been ordered to wear our part-time Reserve uniforms as DoD Civil Service employees daily. This is costing the USA government at 5 million dollars annually. Not to mention the yearly cash awards to other officers to maintain dress and appearance standards daily. Please consider giving this money back to the USA tax... more »

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