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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate the Compex Program

The Compex program has passengers sent to secondary to ensure that they comply with our rules and regulations. The passengers are sent to secondary based on a time system from primary. At least a thousand passengers are sent to secondary a day, because of this program. The reality is only a very small percentage of passengers sent to secondary under this program are found to be in violation of any laws or rules. The... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Detained Passengers Pay for their own Snacks

The detained passengers can purchase their own snacks. For example, vending machines were put in the Temporary Holding Area where we detain passengers that were found to be inadmissible and are awaiting their flight. This helps reduce the cost to maintain a variety of snacks to the passengers and offers more selection for them to purchase from.

The meals will be provided by the agency, but the stocking and restocking... more »

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Legislative Branch

Agency Interpretation and Translation Services

Federal agencies should be required to use language assistance services and training resources already available from other agencies before they are permitted to expend resources on an a government contractor. For example, all federal agencies can contract with the National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC) for translation services and the FBI Language Services Unit has a testing program to assess the foreign language... more »

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Department of Defense

Stop changing the Rules

Unless needed, truly needed, do not submit changes in units for the sake of change. Every year in the Air Force I see things change. Some are for the better and some are for security but some are just plain dumb. Changing forms that work perfectly fine means that we spend weeks going through, updating, re-filling and re-filing something we just got done changing (or so it seems). Our time could be better spent doing... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Implement BVAMC Beneficiary Travel Tool Nationally

Early in July I developed a beneficiary travel tool to expedite a task for myself and a colleague in calculating copious amounts of information on Beneficiary Travel mileage. Upon utilizing this tool, it became evident this simple tool could be used by other VA staff to more accurately complete beneficiary travel vouchers. The tool is a simple web based interface that tells the mileage between a Veteran’s residency... more »

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Legislative Branch

No Paper Towels or Air dryers in Bathrooms

Save energy, create jobs! Use a recipricating cloth hanger in bathrooms. There are companies that come to your place of business, take the dirty cloth rolls and leave clean ones.

 

I don't like the waste of papertowels and the air dryers never get me dry unless I spend 5 minutes using them so I suggest cloth. No plastic, no paper, no electricity, just the washing of the laundry. Save money, reate jobs.

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