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Office of Personnel Management

Enervate Veteran's Preference

Veteran's Preference causes agencies to pass on better candidates and hire veterans. While this may be a good thing for veterans and for armed services recruitment, it costs agencies (and taxpayers) dearly.

Weaken Veteran's Preference by making it easier for agencies to pass on veterans instead of jumping through a score of bureaucratic hoops, re-posting jobs all together, or simply hiring the veteran instead of their... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Establish a Cold War Service Medal

Its time to recognize the veterans of our longest war - the one's that won the Cold War. These are the men and women who stood watch for almost five decades against the Communist menace to preserve our freedom. Their sacrifices should not be forgotten and they are the only veterans whose sacrifices have not been suitably recognized with a military service medal. The President should sign an Executive Order establishing... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

GENERATE PROFITS USING VETERANS OWNED BUSINESSES

Due to budget cutbacks and constraints, our office has had to seriously downsize the level of it’s administrative force, hence, I am an UNPAID intern (currently an Active Duty Marine with the Operation War Fighter program, thank you very much for the opportunity).The workload that is currently being placed upon these employees have doubled since my arrival (due to half the staff being gone now), and I have a proposal.... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Homeless Empowerment Centers

With the rise of unemployment and thousands of Americans living on the streets, I think the government could save costs by creating a program very similar to the CCC (Circa 1933-1944) that will use existing housing areas and create large centers whose sole purpose is to give homeless Americans of all ages a place to sleep, eat, learn and work. The centers will provide food, water, housing and medical care to help get... more »

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Department of Defense

Invest in America's Veterans and Save

Over the past three decades, DOD IT investments have grown steadily, but at the expense of outsourcing of key engineering expertise and technologies to systems integrators (Defense Contractors), as directed by congress. Having gained that key personnel and technology expertise, those companies have been able to exert a high degree of influence over program decisions, typically even performing duties traditionally reserved... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Travelling Labs for Rural, Remote and Homeless Veterans

To reduce beneficial travel and burden on our Veterans, as well as increase the number of Veterans getting needed labs that are currently unable to develop a small fleet of equipped RV's staffed by Provider, Nurse, and Clerk/Driver to visit rural areas, KOA campgrounds, homeless shelters on a scheduled basis. Much like the idea of the bookmobile. These RV would be linked to the patients record systems and the veterans... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

PRENEED ELIGIBILITY IN REALTIME

The eBenefits.com system will be getting a Pre-Need application in which Veterans (and eligible family) will be able to apply to have their eligiblity for burial and memorial (headstone/marker) benefits determined well in advance of their death. At time of death, often it is the Veteran themselves who are in the best positin to provide that information and due to the 1976 St. Louis Records Depot fire eligiblity must often... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Compliance w meds n treatment required for disability rating

AADEP (American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians) says disability is bad for the recipient, work is good for everyone. Work is particularly good for mental health patients since it gives them something to get up in the morning for, some reason to get dressed and leave the house, something to think about besides themselves. We are paying people to be sick and to keep getting sicker. Require at a minimum that... more »

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Legislative Branch

Automation of VCAA Letter for Veterans Benefits

The VA is required by law to send all claimants the VCAA Letter, "Veterans Claims Assistance Act" Letter, with the purpose of helping the claimant. There are millions of these letters sent out each year.

The VA needs to automate the VCAA Letter. The VA asks for the Veterans e-mail address on the initial 526 claim application. When the Veteran has e-mail, we should send the VCAA Letter electronically, with annotation... more »

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Legislative Branch

Pre-Separation And Veteran Evaluation program

Consider the expense of delayed access to Mental Health Treatment for Veterans and the significant number of service members about to return from combat.

Immediate access to VA for active duty military members leaving the service or other service members returning from combat:
1) Require each service member to pre-register with VA facility of their choice or elect out. This should really help the VA determine projected... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Create Urgent Care Clinic in all Visn's

Creating an Urgent Care Clinic that is open 12 hrs daily, regardless of whether a veteran has a primary care Dr. or is unassigned a primary care Dr., would offer help in the the problems of sending pt's back and forth from the ER to the PACTS within each facilty in each VISN. Not every Visn has this option. Our hospital would benefit greatly in many ways including;less frustration for vets,fewer walk ins in the clinics,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Overhaul the VA Claim Rating Schedule to Eliminate Subjectivity

The VA has a Rating Schedule which is used on every VA Disability claim. On the Rating Schedule, some percentages for disabilities are set up for "mild" or "moderate" or "moderately severe", etc. One Rating Specialist can grant 10% whereas another can grant 20% or 30%. The Rating Schedule should be less subjective to allow for proper payments to be made to Veterans.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Claims-Match C&P Exam Language to Match Rating Schedule

Veterans attend C&P Examinations at VA Medical Centers to get medical evidence for a determination for disability benefits and payments.

Many times, the C&P Exam language does not match up to the VA Rating Schedule which is used to determine benefit amounts.

If the VA Medical Center had a checklist for the disability which is being examined, the examiner could determine the proper severity for evaluation.

This would... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Zero Tolerance for Fraud

The GAO estimates $17 BILLION dollars of improper Medicare payments each year.

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays out $4.6 BILLION in improper and fraudulent benefits annually.

The Department of Veterans Affairs loses $800 MILLION annually on improper and fraudulent payments.

And the FRAUD list goes on and on and on, totaling OVER $100 BILLION PER YEAR!!!

1ST...I suggest that we include the statement... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Should Develop “MyVA” App for Cell Phone

Statistics show that 91% of Americans now use cell phones. Over 35% of Americans now own a smart phone.

There is an App for everything these days. The VA has a great website online. There are a lot of private companies that have Apps that give VA information.

The VA should develop this App to include information such as: *MyVA; *Check Status of Claim; VA Medical Center Appointment Reminder; FAQ’s; Most Popular... more »

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