Showing 18 ideas for tag "all agencies"

Legislative Branch

Close non essential Government 1 month per year.

It is a radical idea, but think about this. For at least 2 weeks in December, we hardly have anyone in the office. Other than "essential" operations offices, we could really do without being open the month of December. The preparations during the prior months towards december would increase efficiency and the government would save tremendously while keeping morale high providing more time people can spend with their families.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Heating/Cooling - Cut Thermostat Up to 10 degrees

I noticed people wearing coats/sweaters in the summer. By setting thermostat back up to 10 degrees saves up to 20% on Cooling/Heating bill. We conserve energy where ever possible at home; the same should apply at work.

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Department of Homeland Security

Alternating - Light Bulbs (Turn off every other bulb).

We may be using Fluorescent light bulbs, but we should continue to alternate bulb use like we did prior to using Fluorescent light bulbs. We should keep some lights bulbs Off while others light bulbs are On (alternating bulbs). Thus still providing enough lighting to do the job while conserving Electricity; Reducing lighting where necessary.

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Legislative Branch

Billions in savings

Repeal Medicare Part D.The new program was never meant to be a subsidy to the pharmacutical companies but this is what it has become. The program was implemented with no intenition of funding it so it comes out of the general revenue. It is evident we can no longer afford it.

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Department of Homeland Security

Benchmark Private Industry with Early Retirement Package

Many federal employees are "Retired-in-Place" today. They are simply overhead, putting in the time at work but not contributing to the bottom line. By offering periodic early retirement packages to all federal employees, the "cost" of the early retirement package would be offset by the billions of dollars that would be saved though the ongoing salaries and the Federal government's non retired shared benefits costs.... more »

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Legislative Branch

Early Retirement - All Agencies Savings

Many federal employees are "Retired-in-Place" today. They are simply overhead, putting in the time at work but not contributing to the bottom line. By offering periodic early retirement packages to all federal employees, the "cost" of the early retirement package would be offset by the billions of dollars that would be saved though the ongoing salaries and the Federal government's non retired shared benefits costs.

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Department of Homeland Security

Turn Off - Every other Light Bulb.

Keep some lights bulbs Off while others light bulbs are On (alternating bulbs). We should continue to alternate bulb use like we did prior to using Fluorescent light bulbs.Thus still providing enough lighting to do the job while conserving Electricity. Reduce lighting – Cost Savings.

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Department of Homeland Security

Hours Spent On Paper Work - Man Hours Initiative (MHI)

Too many man hours are spent on paper work. We have many systems that help streamline this, however, they are still time consuming within their own right, and still produce duplicate and triplicate copies.

I understand that we need accountability and record keeping, but we need to develop a system and change the forms process to combine forms or increase the electronic the use and access of filing systems.

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Department of Homeland Security

Give FEMA Employees More Info

Working at FEMA, we process disaster applicant information. Many times this assistance is delayed because we are waiting to verify information. One piece of information that affects a large number of applicants is their insurance information. Can we have a way that their insurance settlement information populate our computer system with this information? Can we have IRS populate their income, have their employer information... more »

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Government Accountability Office

FEDERAL E-LIBRARY

Have like a federal e-library where all information is stored such as all HR, magazine subscriptions, news articles, etc. that employees can access to read. This would cut the cost of subscriptions and have a common communication site for all employees. Labeled Icons could be used instead of menus.

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Department of Homeland Security

Federal Data Clearinghouse

Have one source of data that Fed employees can use to find out information about anyone. This could be available from our computer desktop. This source, could have various levels of security clearance, and have a system like "Clear" or "Lexis Nexis" where various information would be provided depending on the needs of the agency. This would save the agency a great deal of time, energy, efforts for verication and working... more »

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Legislative Branch

Better control over U.S. Government records

In each government agency, the Records Management Department should create an appropriate electronic tracking system to be used in each of their regions. Also the Records Management Department in all agencies should provide to all of their regions a list of specific record numbers that are allowed to be scanned and indicate if it is required to show with the scanned document the cutoff date, and holding date, and destroy... more »

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