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Legislative Branch

Reduce Comp Time Benefits

Comp time benefits are excessive. Many job categories require additional hours to be performed efficiently (Legal, Audit, Accouting, etc.). Private sector recognizes the need for salaried work in excess of 40 hours and so should the federal govt. I am not proposing unbridaled work hours, however, while in travel status it would benefit to have auditors expand to a 50 hour work week, for example. Most employees already... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Part-time/ Job share opportunities

Federal employees have developed an edge in time management- due to ever-changing requirements mandating quick-turnarounds on work. Most of us have learned to accomplish our daily tasks with time to spare (for adminstrative tasks.) Creating more part-time positions (particularly in D.C.) would reduce traffic; reduce the overall cost of paying employees, reduce the government's expenses for federal employee commuting... more »

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Fewer Meetings

How much time do well paid executives spend sitting in meetings? Have you ever considered how much a single meeting can cost in salaries?

In the age of technology there are a lot of time and travel saving ways of sharing ideas. Wikis and other collaborative software are a great ways to share ideas with colleagues without needing to take a lot of time for everyone to meet.

Government IT departments often restrict or... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Change/Standardize all yearly performance ratings to 5-levels.

At least in my agency, we have 3 levels of rating within our Employee Performance Plan & Appraisal: Unacceptable (1)Meets Expectations (2)& Significantly Exceeds Expectations (3). To me this seems to void any benefit of rating individual performance as there is no allowable designation for those that are performing above the average expected level, yet are not quite in the Significantly Exceeds bracket that most Supervisors... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Encourage using Optional Leave Without Pay

Government employees who accrue less amount of leave (such as 4 hours per pay period) would welcome an optional furlough during slow quiet season such as Christmas Holiday or Summer Vacation, to be able to take an optional leave without pay, as an option to be able to spend time with family. We should encourage supervisors and managers to make this type of leave available to their staff, and advise them that there should... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Hold Pension & Payroll for One Day in ACH Interest Bearing Accou

In administering the provisions of law relating to pay, retirement and leave of absence, the federal government is required to ensure employees and retirees receive their paychecks on or before the second Thursday following each pay period. These provisions were enacted many years ago when payroll processes were far less efficient (cashiers, paper checks, mail, etc.).

Now that virtually all federal employees and retirees... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Convert hourly professional employees to salary

There are many dedicated hourly professional employees who would like to work more than the 40 hours per week allowed but cannot because of lack of funding for OT, cap on credit time allowed to be earned, prohibition of earning credit time on weekends, etc. In a professional job such as an Accountant, sometimes you need to work over the 40 hour limit to get important tasks done. In private industry, almost all professional... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Nursing Certification

When a nurse obtained certification in a specialty area, they receive a step increase. This step increase is usually around $1,700-$2,100 annually for the remainder of their appointment in the VA. This step increase is permanent. Nurses do NOT have to maintian the certification in order to maintain the step increase that they have received. Some certifications are valid for 2 years, others 5 years. It costs around... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Fed Employee Leave Without Pay for National Service

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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Reduce daily work hours by 2hrs

Hours of work for all federal employees inclusive of local staff at Embassies around the world should be reduced by 2hrs per day, this will result in significant cost savings; plus several other intangible benefits.

For a quick calculation of the saving:10hrs (2hrs per day x 5 days) per employee multiplied x (#of federal employees+ #of local staff) x average hourly salary/wage per hour.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

SALARY SAVINGS

There are too many layers of management in the Department of Veterans Affairs system. By eliminating duplication of work, significant dollars will be saved both immediate (salaries) and long term (benefits/retirement). I am recommending the elimination of at least two (2) levels of management within the Veterans Hospitals and throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs

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