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Department of Veterans Affairs

Change Veteran's preference to vets hired, not vet ownership

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The current system of Service Disabled Veteran Owned contracting preference has caused the cost of constuction to soar unnecessarily.While well intentioned, it has created a very limited pool of vendors with little incentive to be competitive. I would recommend that a minimum scaling factor for percentage of veterans employed would do far more to improve the lives of our returning veterans, including those who are service... more »

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Department of Transportation

Contract Savings

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I have come from Private Industry and am amazed at the amount of money that is spent on Contractors. We pay for the office space, travel, in some cases training, office supplies and equipment, pass-throughs. We could save millions of dollars annually if our contracts eliminated this kind of spend. We need to standardize our requirements across all the agencies, review the criteria and start eliminating this type of... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Leverage civilian skillsets of CG reservists

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The CG regularly trains reservists in military skills that are often unrelated to the vast experience they bring from their civilian employment and education. New initiatives like the Cybersecurity approach will likely bring in high paid contractors and require extensive training for active duty CG. Why not leverage the human capital already existing in the Reserve? This would likely require some changes in PeopleSoft... more »

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Department of Commerce

Stop Hiring Contractors to Provide Flu Shots

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Contractors provide flu shots to feds at a cost to the government and at a cost to the employee. Instead, provide feds with a coupon or other discount to get the shots at the nearby CVS/Walgreens. This would save money to the government by not having to pay the contracting company and would save money to the employee since often the shots at CVS/Walgreens are cheaper than offered through the contractor.

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