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Federal Employee Video Testimony

Routinely the DOJ and US Attorneys Office will subpoena Federal employees to testify in cases outside of the employee's geographical work area.

These cases can often be cross country in nature as currently my office on the West Coast is working to find funding to send an employee to the East Coast for under one hour of general background testimony.

A cross country flight and hotel for less than one hour of general testimony.... more »

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Revise Law to Eliminate Unneccessary Trials and their Expense

It is time we look at revising the laws to take into consideration forensic and other technology in determining a standard of "irrefutable guilt" in federal cases. Currently, even in cases where it is absolutely clear that an accused is guilty, the taxpayer still has to pay the considerable legal expenses of a trial so the accused can go through the sham of trying to prove they are innocent or more likely there was some... more »

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Uniform Allowances et al

throughout all the different agencies, uniform allowances differ by sometimes hundreds of dollars per person per year. I suggest consolidating the boots and uniforms allowances into one single governemnt rate across the board for all uniformed employees to a set and fixed $400.00 per year. This could easily save the government MILLIONS per year.

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Permit the use of IPADs to mobile workers.

Creat a secured version of the IPAD (or similar device) for employees that are mobile on their jobs. Facilities crews, Food Service workers, Doctors, Nurses, Landscapers, Architects, and Psychologists are just a few jobs that could utilize this technology. It will create less paper printing, better efficiency, better transfer of information, prevent loss of information, and provide a better speed of service delivery.... more »

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Allow the work week to include all 7 days of the week.

At first blush this might seem counter productive in regard to heating, cooling, guards, etc. However if a cost analysis were undertaken it might prove otherwise. Powering up and cooling/heating buildings after two day of downtime can be very expensive. Allow the work week to consist of all 7 days of the week. If Saturday and Sunday were included as work options it would allow for less need for absence from work for... more »

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Converting Unused Sick Leave to Annual Leave

Federal employees should have the ability to convert unused sick leave accrual to annual leave. Employees should be mandated to carry a minimum balance of unused sick leave before they would be able to convert furture hours into annual leave. For instance: an employee must have 240 hours of accrued sick leave in order to convert future hours. Conversion could be a two hour or three hour of sick leave for one hour... more »

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Green Competition for Energy Savings

To encourage inmates to conserve water and save energy, have a monthly competition which rewards the inmate housing unit which has conserved the most energy with a minimal prize, such as "first to main line," or a special "movie night," or something which does not require government expenditure. This could be left up to the CEO of each individual prison. Many inmates who are trying to "get back" at the government by... more »

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Power Surge Protectors for idle equipment

Even in sleep mode, computers and other electronic devices can use power unnecessarily. I recommend that we use power surges that shutdown idle equipment (e.g. computers and other electronic devices) during extended periods of nonuse. This would be a great way to save money and not impact operations.

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Relationship Skills/Conflict Management Seminars

Studies have shown that poor relationships often lead to poor performance. Create seminars to help employees enhance their relationship skills (e.g. conflict management, how to foster positive relationships, etc.). This could be taught by federally employed mental health professionals at little or no cost.

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Incentive Program To Identify Employment Law Violations

Establish a confidential incentive program to pay individuals who inform on employers/employees violating employment laws that ultimately leads to a conviction.

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- employers paying wages 'under the table'

- employers paying illegal aliens

- employees getting paid 'under the table' WHILE the employee currently receives unemployment benefits

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Stop Voter Fraud (Felons, Illegal Aliens, Deceased, etc)

Require Federal and State agencies make use of the Social Security Administration “Federal Benefit/Prisoner Data Exchange System” to enforce voter fraud laws.
(1) Provide SSA with prisoner information necessary for determining voting eligibility such as, convicted felons (imprisoned or, released on parole or probation), illegal aliens, deceased persons, fraudulent voter registration.
(2) Require States and voting authorities... more »

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Consolidate Anit-Virus Software Purchases

The Department of Justice (DOJ) could save from $300,000 to $500,000 from consolidating anti-virus software purchases. Currently DOJ uses at least 5 different anti-virus software products across the DOJ Component organizations. If that were replaced with 1 or 2 enterprise licenses, the advanatages would be significant cost savings as well as standardization of software.

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