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Office of Personnel Management

Enervate Veteran's Preference

Veteran's Preference causes agencies to pass on better candidates and hire veterans. While this may be a good thing for veterans and for armed services recruitment, it costs agencies (and taxpayers) dearly.

Weaken Veteran's Preference by making it easier for agencies to pass on veterans instead of jumping through a score of bureaucratic hoops, re-posting jobs all together, or simply hiring the veteran instead of their... more »

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Department of Defense

Single Online Education Resource

Combine the Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard online training programs into a single web-enabled entity.
Having multiple agencies and organizations manage the education of our combat personnel is inefficient and highlights the disparity and unfocused attempts the different services take on online education. It is simply a waste of time and money to break up online education into different areas for... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Personnel Transfers and Travel of Government Employees

Travel costs associated with personnel transfers and government travel are an immense expense to our taxpayers.

Some of our personnel transfers are unfortunately the victims of sexual harassment, assault, hazing or other issues associated with command climate. Taxpayers should be made aware of these situations by a form of notification such as a military report that is distributed to an online type forum with names... more »

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Legislative Branch

Hire more FTEs (Government Employees)

Many contractos spend years on the same job and often the same contract or it's re-incarnation. Many ar Sub-contractors. The actual workers make the equivalent of government workers salaries but their cost to the government is far higher due to the contracting company profit margine and overhead. i.e. a contractor may be billed at $120/hr while actually earning $50/hr + benefits. Given their longevity on the job it... more »

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Department of Defense

Stop the repetitive "do-overs" for Personnel actions

The president announced that the hiring time for federal employees needed to be reduced - so Air Force Personnel Center now maintains metrics stating that they have no RPA's for hiring open more than 50 days... Unfortunately, they are skewing the metrics to meet the Presidential mandate but not actually accomplishing the hiring within the 80-90 day limit set by the President.
What is actually happening is that a supervisor... more »

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Department of Defense

Manning Picture

Consolidate the Unit Manning Document (UMD), Civilian UMD, and Unit Personnel Management Roster (UPMR) into one document. At the installation level,an accurate manning picture can rarely be created as all three documents referenced come from different sources (i.e. MilPDS, Manpower... etc) and often do not agree.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

close Friday after Thanksgiving

Close all offices except essential personnel the day after Thanksgiving. Many people use this day and its a waste to operate with lights, energy, guards, etc... for a few people.

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Office of Personnel Management

Implement "Promote from Within" Program

Require agencies to promote employees from within for a certain percentage (20%) of open positions, where possible. Train these existing employees on the job through a mentoring program. Some agencies already have some form of these incentives, but there are others who have very little upward mobility for their employees.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Green Building LEED Certification

Since the Federal Government has adopted the LEED certification program for all new construction buildings we need to assess the money that is being spent on outside consultants to achieve these ratings. We spend on average 40k to 80k per project to various firms and consultants that are LEED AP certified to submit these applications. I see green building as a step in the right direction not only saving money on energy... more »

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Department of Defense

Centralize Military Personnel Systems Manger (PSM) Workload

PSM workload is currently performed at installation-level by one to three PSMs across 77 locations. Recommend PSM workload be centralized at the Air Force Personnel Operations Agency (AFPOA) to save manpower, to achieve efficiency of operations, and to standardize the level of service provided.
The level of service across 77 Military Personnel Sections (MPS) varies widely. Some PSMs are very willing to solve problems... more »

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Department of Defense

Re: "Organizational Efficiencies"

How can we streamline the US Air Force when we don't even know who works where? Only about 80% of military members have a valid position number in the manpower system. Of the existing position numbers, more than one person can be slotted against the same position. For civilians the accuracy rate is even worse. We have FOAs and DRUs to hide manpower on headquarters staffs, flights and squadrons that do MAJCOM-level... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Use of junior pay grade personnel to fly aircraft

Since 1947, commissioned offices flew military aircraft. In earlier wars, enlisted personnel flew aircraft. Though modern day aircraft are more complex, they are also safer and standardized. In today‚Äôs environment, junior enlisted and warrant officers in the military are just capable and intelligent as commissioned officers. Additionally, enlisted personnel and warrants officers cost the taxpayers a fraction of the... more »

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