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Office of Personnel Management

Turn Use-or-lose leave into non-expiring sick leave

Millions of employee-hours are wasted every year by employees forced to take leave by the end of the year or lose it. Many of these employees are high performers who don't like to take leave, and forcing them to do so costs the government billions annually in lost productivity. I suggest simply shifting any unused annual leave over the annual cap into non-expiring sick leave at the end of each year. This way, should... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Telework and Sick Leave Accrual

The government could realize a large savings by changing the sick leave accrual rate to a scale based on the number of hours or days an employee teleworks each pay period, and allowing employees to telework while sick. The rule should set an across-the-board sick leave accrual rate for all employees, regardless of telework participation and tenure. For example, all employees accrue 5 sick leave hours per pay period. Employees... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Save $23B in Six Years - Sick Leave Towards Retirement Date

By allowing federal employees to count up to one year of earned sick leave towards their retirement date, the government could save $23 billion between now and 2016. 340,000 feds will retire in the next six years; average salary $68,000. Right now, any earned unused sick leave will add to your retirement income - up to one year starting in 2014; your retirement check will be based on 31 years of service instead of 30.... more »

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Legislative Branch

Advanced Sick Leave - FMLA

Millions could be repaid this way and allowing Overtime to repay advance sick leave saves the government at least 1/2 the hourly wage of any employee working it. Employees on FMLA and other employees whom are sick frequently use alot of FMLA Advanced Sick Leave. Up to 240 hours of advanced sick leave is available under these type situations. Employees rarely use money to repay this type leave. Employees accurrals... more »

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Department of Defense

Cut sick leave and offer short term disability

I recommend that the Congress re-evaluate the sick leave policy for DoD civilian employees and consider drastically reducing sick leave benefits in favor of providing long term disability options, as well as short term disability. Currently the DoD awards 13 days of sick leave per year (4 hours of sick leave per pay period). However, no short term disability plan is offered, in spite of the Director of the Office of... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Shift work in Nursing

My unit requires nurses to work shifts with a specific off tour. I feel the way the department schedules nurses results in many many sick calls, and increases the amount of overtime the VA pays out. For example, our unit will schedule you during the day, but then have to "double back" into a night shift 8 hours later. Or work a pm shift ending at midnight, and have to be back at 730 am. The type of work we do is demanding,... more »

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Legislative Branch

PTIP

PTIP is an excellent program that encourages the use of public transportation and reduces daily vehicle emissions. It encourages employees to live near public transportation to use the benefit to best advantage, thereby helping to curb sprawl development in the "ex-urbs." Thru PTIP, the government sets a good example for other large employers to do their part to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. My suggestion... more »

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Legislative Branch

Digital Tattoo To Monitor Health

Utilize Digital Tattoo Technology to monitor the health of federal and military employees. This will help in (1) diagnosing more efficiently, (2) determining sick leave more efficiently, and (3) will minimize malingering

 

See the article on Digital Tattoo Technology at:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/07/blood-monitor-tattoo-iphone/

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Department of Homeland Security

TSA - Install gravity-power tray/bin returns at TSA checkpoints!

TSA should install gravity-powered tray/bin returns at its checkpoints.

Gravity-powered tray/bin returns are used at most European airports. The devices are usually just a pair of sloped rails. When a passenger finishes their screening, he/she simply places the bins he/she used on these sloped rails. The empty bins then slide, via gravity, back to the unsecured side of the checkpoint. The empty bins are then utilized... more »

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Department of Justice

Personal Days

A Personal Day option should be considered as being added to the available choices of employee leave. Up to 3 or 4 days per year should be alotted to all employees with a no questions asked policy as to why you need to use one. However by using a personal day you will consent to be charged double the amount of time from your annual accrued leave. IE You take a personal day on an 8 hr wrk day, you will be charged 16 hrs... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Revise Leave Policy

According to CCH Incorporated, unscheduled absences can cost up to an average of $602 per employee, per year. This number does not include the overtime costs or the cost to morale and productivity. A prevalent attitude toward sick leave that I have witnessed is: “I earned it so I can use it how I want”.
What is it purpose of sick leave? I believe that our generous sick leave was intended to be used like short-term... more »

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