Showing 7 ideas for tag "volunteer"

Social Security Administration

Stop spending time and money on the CFC program

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Not everyone participates, and those who do, can donate in other ways, and on their own time - and get credit for themselves... not just let their government agency take credit for the donations.

 

Each year employees are taken away from their regular day jobs to "volunteer" (still getting paid) to plan bake sales and silent auctions.

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Department of Agriculture

Volunteerism

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All time spent by employees performing work-related activities that employers suffer or permit is work time, whether on premises or not and whether required or not -- according to the ruling of Permit to Suffer. This ruling should be relaxed so that an employee has the freedom to volunteer services to benefit the government and taxpayers in a variety of ways including driving without reimbursement.

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Department of Homeland Security

Reduced Pay to Volunteer

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Require that all federal and contract employees to volunteer 1-6 day(s) a year at a local non-profit federally funded project, group, or event for half their usual pay in lieu of reporting to their job.

Many federally supported projects are being cut back financially, and could use the extra (free) hands. Some example projects or programs are: Habitat for Humanity, The Boys and Girls Club of America, federally funded... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Voluntary Reduction In Government Salaries

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A significant reduction in government salaries can result in substantial cost savings. Ask employees if they would like to volunteer for a reduction in hours.

This is a win-win situation for employers and employees. I would want to work for an employer that offered this opportunity. Of course the employer and employee would have to consent to the time off and it would be dependent upon the workload.

I have worked... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Fed Employee Leave Without Pay for National Service

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Establish a formal program to allow Feds to take leave without pay to perform national service such as Peace Corps, Vista, and Americorps. Currently, this is an agency by agency decision, not a standard policy. Making this a formal program would allow Feds to voluntarily give up their salaries in order to serve (in the example of Peace Corps, for a period of 27 months) while also assuring that they would have a job... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Allow unpaid moves USBP

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In the USBP we are railroaded into only having paid moves as an option, which costs thousands of dollars per Agent, perhaps millions each year. It also slows down the ability of the agency to move people into position, and takes up plenty of time and money at our Hiring center / headquarters locations regulating this process.

I know of at least twenty Agents that I work with who would be willing to move at their own... more »

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