Showing 222 ideas for tag "save money"

Department of Health and Human Services

Reform the Combined Federal Campaign: eliminate paper waste

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Reform the Combined Federal Campaign: eliminate paper waste and tremendous cost of personnel oversight by conducting the campaign across the federal government using solely the e-giving system. Donors could search charities online and complete electronic pledge forms, thereby eliminating the costs associated with printing thousands of each. This would also drastically reduce time and costs associated with preparing... more »

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United States Enrichment Corporation Fund

Cancel the subsidy to USEC

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Cancel by legislation and adminstative action, all subsidies to USEC. Eliminate the obvious subsidies, and the hidden ones, like sweetheart deals. USEC was supposed to be in the Private sector, not a continual drag on the body politic.

 

Don't make DOE the "bleeding horse" that keeps getting bled to keep USEC in good shape.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Eliminate paper licenses- Waste of money

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Currently for credentialing and privileging purposes, all licenses must be verified before completing an application which is usually done online as primary source verification which is acceptable by the Joint Commission. Then within 5 days a written license request has to be mailed. Usually the state licensing boards require a fee, some as high as $50 per license verification. And our office has never gained any additional... more »

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Department of Transportation

Empower & Enable Employees to Use Common Sense

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Everything we do in the government has a system. More often than not, these systems are inefficient, costly, and lack common sense. This does not mean government workers have no common sense, but more likely, they have to operate within a system that denies them the use of common sense.

An example: My office has no light-switch. We can't turn off the lights when we leave, and I have 6 double-tube fluorescent lights... more »

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Department of Defense

Single Online Education Resource

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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 Justice

Facility Team Leader

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Guard contract evaluation / reduction. At my site in MD we eliminated one 24 x 7 x 52 guard position and reduced our annual costa by $370,000. I encourage the President to review and scrutiniz the guard force hours at all federal sites. Then have the resolve to eliminate all excess, and save big money instantly. This is an instant win, to help the gov't budget woes.

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Department of Homeland Security

Rollover Budget Initiative (RBI)

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The Rollover Budget Initiative (RBI) would allow units to maintain their annual budgets without being penalized for not fully utilizing the last year’s budget. Any remaining money from a fiscal year would be the base amount for the next fiscal year, which will then have additional money added to meet the unit’s requested budget. For example, if a unit requests $10,000 and has $2,000 left over from the previous year, that... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

One Security Clearance to Cover all Agencies

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My idea is to have one security clearance, or background check to cover all, or at least most agencies. For example right now a person can already have a Top-Secret clearance with the Department of Defense, and they would have to start a background investigation all over again if they were to apply with another agency, even if it’s only for a Secret clearance. They would have to fill out the same SF-86, the same eQip... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminate GovTrip!!!

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Terminate the contract with GovTrip. It is an impossible website to navigate and probably costs millions of dollars in frustrated staff time. Switch to a simple, easy-to-use system.

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Department of Homeland Security

Heating/Cooling - Cut Thermostat Up to 10 degrees

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I noticed people wearing coats/sweaters in the summer. By setting thermostat back up to 10 degrees saves up to 20% on Cooling/Heating bill. We conserve energy where ever possible at home; the same should apply at work.

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Department of Homeland Security

Alternating - Light Bulbs (Turn off every other bulb).

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We may be using Fluorescent light bulbs, but we should continue to alternate bulb use like we did prior to using Fluorescent light bulbs. We should keep some lights bulbs Off while others light bulbs are On (alternating bulbs). Thus still providing enough lighting to do the job while conserving Electricity; Reducing lighting where necessary.

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Department of the Interior

Change Building Temperatures

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Require warmer facility temperatures in summer and cooler facility temperatures in winter. Encourage people to dress appropriately for the season. Most facilities could change their temperatures a degree or two with little difference in occupant comfort. Over the entire federal government a huge cost savings can be recognized. Unoccupied spaces can be adjusted more significantly.

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