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Social Security Administration

Include "Bottom-Up" Input into Manager and Supervisor Reviews

Include subordinate employees' ratings of supervisors and managers yearly reviews. Even if this accounts for %1 of %100, it will provide insight to that manager or supervisor's capabilities.

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Department of Justice

Federal Employee Video Testimony

Routinely the DOJ and US Attorneys Office will subpoena Federal employees to testify in cases outside of the employee's geographical work area.

These cases can often be cross country in nature as currently my office on the West Coast is working to find funding to send an employee to the East Coast for under one hour of general background testimony.

A cross country flight and hotel for less than one hour of general testimony.... more »

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Executive Office of the President

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Stuff We All Get

You have seen it in your unit’s storage or at a recruiting event. We give it out to visitors at trade shows or at an unit open house event.

Coffee cups, calendars, key chains, pens, challenge coins, you name it and the only thing in common is the sticker on the bottom; Made in China.

It is time to impose immediate legislation that will prohibit the purchase of foreign made items for official... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidate DHS Seized Property Operations

Currently; Border Patrol, CBP, FPS, ICE, TSA and the US Coast Guard have their own facilities, policy, processes, and specialist personnel to handle seized property and contraband.

By consolidating all of these facilities and processes into one DHS seized property system, cost savings and efficiency will occur.

Why does ICE need a seized property vault in the same geographical location as CBP?

Consolidate these facilities... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Expand Use of Working Dogs at TSA Airport Checkpoints

Currently few if any TSA airport sites use working dogs. Instead of spending millions on technology that cannot find everything, start placing trained bomb sniffing dogs at all airports. At the same time train TSA personnel to watch for signs of people reacting nervously to the dogs. These individuals, and any the dogs alert on, could then be rapidly pulled aside for enhanced security inspections. Utilization of properly... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidation of CBP and TSA Bonded Facility and Cargo Operation

Prior to the creation of the DHS, the former US Customs Service was the primary entity for inspecting inbound and outbound foreign cargo at US International airports as well as compliance and control of related bonded facilities.

The events of September 11, 2001 resulted in the creation of DHS as well as the TSA with the consolidation of the Customs Service into CBP. Since 2001 the TSA has grown and expanded in mission... more »

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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 Homeland Security

Telework for TSA Inspectors

Allowing for Inspectors to Telework will reduce or free up the need for additional office space (and the associated costs). A majority of time spent in the office is for data-entry of inspection reports which can be done from anywhere. Inspectors are equipped with laptops capable of tethering for intra-net access. Allowances for Inspectors to bring home assigned vehicles would have to be made. I have worked on assignments... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Color Coded Pat Down Gloves

I noticed that when we as TSO's change our Blue gloves, sometimes when we pull them out, they all pop out of the box. Then when we try to organize them, I can't tell what size goes in what box, so a lot of the gloves are thrown away. I think if we had colored gloves for the different sizes, that would be more efficient. Or maybe a colored band around the top of them to identify what size is what.

We could do small in... more »

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Legislative Branch

Rethink Biometric Pilot Credential Program To Save Program Costs

Instead of developing a new stand alone "pilot biometric credential", and since legislation dictates one, why not consider using the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP's) Trusted Traveler Global Entry credential for this purpose.

Although not specifically tailored for pilots currently, the global entry card could easily accomodate "pilots" via unique data elements within existing IT infrastructure for greater... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Mandate that this site be uttilized

Mandate that the top 100 ideas at a minimum are forwarded to the involved agency executive for review and comment.

There are an extensive amount of valuable ideas here that may not score number one. It would be tremendous waste of effort if those below number one were not reviewed for consideration. We all have an idea or two here, we all put effort into this, what a waste if the ideas were simply deleted.

Mandate that... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

TSA Airport Category Reevaluation

I currently work at the CVG (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International) Airport with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration); TSA is under the DHS (Department of Homeland Security). Some of our high-ranking management officials admit that our airport is no longer deserving of its Category X classification status. However, they purposely won't report this information to TSA HQ nor DHS HQ (for fear that, with... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Trusted Traveler: 50 Thousand to 2 Million Approved Today!

In order to be a Trusted Traveler according to the news reports you have to do several things.
1. Have a background check conducted.
2. Get fingerprinted.
3. Have a secure Identity card issued.

Hmmmmm Who has all that? We do. I was fingerprinted had a background check and I have a secure Id card issued by the federal government. So do most federal employees and contractors. This could save goverment workers time and... more »

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