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Legislative Branch

Ban Smoking on all Federal Property Grounds (Owned or Leased)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts a $3,391 price tag on each employee who smokes: $1,760 in lost productivity and $1,623 in excess medical expenditures. In addition, estimated costs associated with secondhand smoke‚Äôs effects on nonsmokers can add up to $490 per smoker per year. On average, smokers miss 6.16 days of work per year due to sickness (including smoking related acute and chronic... 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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Department of Defense

Change Fiscal Spending and Add it to Evaluations

I recommend changing the military fiscal policy so that an organization can have money at the end of the fiscal year and for it to not only be ok, but also be encouraged by making it a high priority item on evaluations (OPRs/EPRs, Civ Appraisals).

I think the best way would be to let an organization keep their unspent money and top their coffer back up to their allotted budget. (I.e. an organization with that has... more »

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Department of Defense

End "spend or lose" budgets - Save BILLIONS

Every end of the fiscal year, federal agencies rush to spend any leftover money to ensure they at least have the same budget the next year. Basically, there is a strong incentive to spend as much money as possible, resulting in terribly wasteful spending. I propose several measures be implemented to incentivize saving budget money:

1. Make sure that any established ceiling is not lowered simply due to a lack of spending.... more »

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Department of the Interior

Workforce Reduction Buyout

Offer one-half year salary to get federal workers off the payrolls three to five years early (or now in the case of retirement elibable workers). In my case, the return on investment would be incredible. Cost = $77K. Net savings each year I don't work = 0 in yr 1; 60K in yr 2; 60K in yr 3; 60K in yr 4; 60K in yr 5. Total net salary savings = $240 K for one GS 15 employee. Savings will be less for other employees, but... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Reinvest in your own budget

The current process to excess property is extremely time consuming and burdensome on property officers. For property under $10,000 federal offices do not receive any return on investment by disposing of property through GSAXcess. The items that are no longer useful or phased out tend to be pushed to the out of site out of mind corner.

Agencies could receive a monetary return on their time and energy to excess property... more »

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