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Department of Homeland Security

St. Elizabeths - Stop DHS HQ consolidation with USCG

Reconsider total costs of consolidation in terms of great costs of rehabilitating extensively decayed buildings with little national historical value. The Department, government, and tax payer will incur vast costs as a result of this rehabilitation, movement of large numbers of employees work spaces, loss of employees due to decreases in work-life balance, rehire costs, retraining costs, decreased efficiency, etc.... more »

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Department of Justice

Training Materials Cost Savings

I suggest that participant binders be kept by the Training Center and be reused by returning students for a particular class. Savings realized can easily come to over $200,000 a year.

For each student attending training, a 3 ring participant binder is created containing training materials & presentations. After the class concludes, a majority of these binders are left behind and tossed in the trash because students... more »

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Department of Energy

Employees Training Employees

I think reducing costs spent by the Government can come from the reduction of private-sector training companies, training federal employees. Each class that is brought in, costs the Government $800-$1500 per person per class, totaling $20,000 - $30,000 per course for 25 people. These courses are taught by people who have been out of the government for years, and some of the information isn't relevant to some jobs around... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

MP3-Compatible ICE Course of Fire Training Aid

In Summary: Ability to train new and assist current Agents in improving range scores. Course of Fire is digitally converted into mp3 files with accurate time settings (authentic time buzzer) with the option of importing tracks into either a portable music device, ie. ipod, ipod nano, zune as well as smartphones, ie. iphone, droid or any mp3 capable cell. This idea can be customized to each agency's needs. This training... more »

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Department of Justice

Vitual Classrooms for Classroom Training

The government could save a millions of dollars easily if we facilitated more classroom training via virtual classroom types of instruction. Utilizing video conferencing, we could send students through training classes without leaving their institutions or offices and there will be absolutely no travel expenses. Video conferencing can be either uni-directional or interactive. Imagine sending multiple students through... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

How to optimize training & realize great savings!

On a small scale at NASA-JSC in the Mission Operations Directorate, we have come up with a new way to train & certify our Flight Controllers and Instructors. We performed a Training Needs Analysis, analyzing what tasks each person does for every Flight Controller and Instructor position. Then we determined what skills each person needed to accomplish those tasks followed by what knowledge is necessary to perform those... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Travel / Training

My suggestion is to save money on training that is unnecessary. This training is nothing more than just to have it on paper that the employee has attended the training. I have a Soil Conservationist who works for me here at USDA-NRCS. I am a District Conservationist who supervises this employee and assists him with his IDP. These are a couple of the trainings that he is req'd to attend. He started his employment... more »

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Department of Defense

Training for Logisitcs Assistance Representiives (LAR)

I have been a LAR for the United States Army. I have attended training for the last three years. We have a training matrix that we have to follow. The technical training is handled mainly by vendors and OEM. Examples of these are AM General and OSH KOSH Defense. Most of the technical training I have attended had been conducted away from my assigned area of Fort Carson so they send me and up to 12 other LARs TDY from... more »

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Department of Justice

Expensive Training

Earlier in this year when budgeting was tight there was a Multi-disciplinary training that was conducted via web conference and on-line program, across the Bureau of Prisons, that could be recorded for those to make up if they were unable to attend. Now that the budget is new, here we go flying hundreds of people across the country to provide accomodations and allow for training. It was proved just a few months ago that... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Utilize Current Technology to Reduce Travel Costs

By using our Video telecommunications System or Microsoft Office Communicator for Live meetings, we can reduce travel costs for training significantly. Instead of having employees travel to one designated area for a certain training, the training facilitators can offer the training via V-tel or Office Communicator. This would eliminate having to spend money on airfare, baggage fees, taxi, shuttle bus, hotel stay, parking,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Save money by properly utilizing trained personnel.

Ensure specialty training is better used as part of the billeting process or at least put it to better use. The current system is broken at best. I have over half a million dollars in training that will likely be useless in the next two years. That doesn't count training from my last assignment. The Coast Guard has a bad habit of throwing money down the drain by sending people to tens of thousands of dollars, or more,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

SIMPLE - Hire More Efficient Employees

Spending throughout Government organizations can easily be cut if the hiring process would support ACTUAL qualified applicants for the job. Far too often the "good ol boy" network has taken over throughout government positions and the employee pool is stacked with underqualified individuals filling important positions. No longer are the qualifications determined by what you know or the experience you have, but more... more »

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Department of the Interior

Reduce Travel Costs

Every office should have adequate (relative to the number of employees) and user-friendly video conferencing facilities for conducting training, staff meetings, inter- and intra-agency meetings, and "virtual retreats" and all-employee meetings. There should be policy direction to utilize videoconferencing rather than official travel whenever possible without compromising the agency's mission. The amount of money and... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Creating a VA Regional office training dept

I would suggest the Dept of VA, stop conducting centralized challenge training across the U.S. I would instead suggest each RO having a training dept to give out all new, and updated training. This department would be established with certified VSRs and RVSRS. I would suggest these individuals certified and have certain educational backgrounds. This way the cost associated with travel costs, per diem, hotel costs,... more »

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