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Social Security Administration

Eliminate the SSA Lump Sum Death Payment

The amount of work that the death payments produce is significantly higher than the payment itself. In addition, the payment is insignificant. $250 does little to nothing in compensating an individual for funeral expenses. The elimination of this provision would save the agency millions in operations costs, policy upkeep and oversight.

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Department of Defense

Restructure the US Tax code and revenue collection systems

Restructure the US Tax code and revenue collection systems The Obamacare health care bill alone added some 30,000 IRS agents; their salaries alone would be millions of dollars per year and that is just the tip of the iceberg. While it is important for taxes to be collected, our current system is a drain on time, economic resources, and complicates social issues. The government should switch to a flat tax of 18%. Filing... more »

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Department of the Interior

Go For All Quick Payback Energy Savings Measures

Energy Audits are complete for a large number of federal facilities. These energy audits produced numerous recommendations that can produce savings at a rapid rate. Some of these measures will pay for themselves in less than a year and begin saving money after that point and far into the future.

All measures with a payback of less than five years should be implemented immediately. These energy savings measures will reduce... more »

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Social Security Administration

Double Sided Forms/Printing = Electronic Storage Problem

As agencies have moved towards greater electronic storage of documents, a new problem surrounding double sided forms has emerged. While many forms are all electronic of can be input electronically, there exists a small number of public self help forms that remain double sided. These forms often need to be stored electronically upon their return. Our local field office, (and all that I'm aware of) do not have fax machines... more »

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Department of Energy

Badges

When Federal employees transfer to other agencies within the Federal government, why can't their HSPD12 badge be updated to reflect their new agency the day they report to their new job by the security office in their new agency instead of having to send Federal employees to get another set of fingerprints/pictures and other badge/security related information---can't agencies share this type of information and make the... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Upgrade & Utilize Laptops w/Docking Station–Eliminate Desktops

It is common practice to issue laptops and desktops to designated individuals, doubling the burden on OIT support staff (Both Help Desk, DSM) as well as Asset Management and the user to keep all the hardware/software current with system updates. Note: To maintain COOP readiness all computers must be up to date and ready for service with minimal intervention.
Beyond support there is a direct cost associated with having... more »

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Department of Defense

Save--USAF Treat Non-classified Technical Orders (T.O.) Like AFI

Who would spend millions in man-hours to obtain mandatory guidance? Immediate attention is needed to review the way the Air Force looks at Technical Orders (T.O.)! One week class, CBT and hours plus more hours spent on setting up accounts plus creating an encrypted capable organizational email box? Time is money and this is defiantly a waste of money. Why??? Just to look at guidance (books) to do our job? Now they want... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Merge VA into DOD

Eliminate the VA as a separate entity, by rolling the Dept. of Veterans Affairs into the DOD, to provide care for all active duty forces, their families and Veterans.

Cost reductions include eliminating redundant department and services. Eliminating the VA central office in Washington DC.

Lower costs of supplies and pharmaceuticals due to the combined purchasing power of the VA and DOD.

Improved inefficiencies in... more »

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