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Department of Veterans Affairs

Decrease costs developing policies and procedures

Set up workgroups, such as SharePoint groups, where managers from all VHA facilities, can jointly work on policies and procedures.

This will decrease managers' time spent developing policies and procedures, and increase their productivity.

When VHA endoscopy units were mandated to develop endoscope cleaning and disinfection SOPs, each endoscopy Unit manager and SPD Chief developed SOPs. This was a huge duplication of... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Eligibility; BETTER WEED OUT & FLAG INELIGIBLE Pts

We need rigorous training for frontline staff determining eligibility for health & other benefits. The VA has strict procedures for determining eligibility including what documents are acceptible. However, at least in our VISN (12), review of eligibility seems to indicate sloppy procedures. E.g. 1 pt alone who is NOT EVEN A VET was seen at least as early as 1997 on a HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY status. Once in the system,... more »

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Department of Defense

Reduction in Number and Content of DoD Directives & Instructions

The large number of DoD Directives & Instructions existing within the Department of Defense today establishes rules that regulate/control business operations and procedures. As the “total number” and total “word content” of Directives and Instructions increase, there is a corresponding growth in the administrative burden imposed upon the Government workforce. Unless measures are taken to curb the growth and reduce the... more »

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