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Legislative Branch

Reimburse Actual Travel Costs Only

Many agencies are still reimbursing a full Per Diem Rate plus M&IE. At other agencies, when an employee saves money by choosing less expensive lodging, the savings is split with the employee as incentive.

Stop this. All travel costs should be paid for with a travel card. M&IE should only pay actual expenses. Public transportation should be used first, unless cost savings of rental cars can be shown/justified/pre-approved.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Scalable Reimbursement of Communication Devices

Only provide Government Furnished Equipment (Blackberry for example) and service to Sr. Leaders. All others who require a device per the agencies distribution policy should be reimbursed based on their GS level.

Purchase of the device, maintenance, service and repair become the responsibility of the employee and the service provider, and not the agency.

Aside from becoming a more efficient way to address the communication... more »

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Legislative Branch

Certified Nurse Practioners - Hire more in the Government

Certified Family Nurse Practitioners (CFNP), Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioners (CWHNP), and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are an underutilized and highly skilled segment of the health care industry that should be used more in the federal government.

The American Medical Association and other special interest groups have a strong incentive not to legitimize this noble profession. Popular culture has lead... more »

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