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Department of Defense

Civilian DOD Full-Time Air Reserve Technicians

I love my career in the USAF Reserves. As a full-time Air Reserve Technician the past two years we've been ordered to wear our part-time Reserve uniforms as DoD Civil Service employees daily. This is costing the USA government at 5 million dollars annually. Not to mention the yearly cash awards to other officers to maintain dress and appearance standards daily. Please consider giving this money back to the USA tax... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Government Waste

The Veterans Health Center spent millions of dollars on hand-held PDA's and issued them to areas where they are not being utilized. There are four hand-held PDA's sitting on our shelf that have not been used in three years. I am sure this is the case in other areas as well. I am all for utilizing tools that will make the Nurses daily tasks more effective and efficient, but to waste millions of dollars on tools that are... more »

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Department of Defense

Make DoD Civilain LQA mirrior military entitlements

Currently DoD Civilian LQA is much higher than their Military counterparts of equivalent rank. This is due to the requirement to have DoD fall under Department of State regulations. Let the DoD control what overseas civilians get for LQA and not the Department of State. that way the DoD can operate more efficiently and save money. Currently a GS-9 makes more than a Lt Col does for off-base housing. GS-13 and higher make... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Let technical workers do work, and reduce technical contracts.

Technical workers are doing less and less operational work and more contract administration as privatization interests have pushed technical work out of agencies and into contracts. There are 5 times more contractor personnel than federal workers, and agencies know less about their own internal data systems than do outside contractors. As work has become more and more information driven, agencies have become more atrophied... more »

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