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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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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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Computers and Monitors Should Be Turned Off When Not in Use

Stop encouraging employees to leave their computers on overnight and on weekends so that updates can install. Computers and monitors should be shut down and turned off before leaving for the day. Updates will install when the computer is restarted. Leaving computers and monitors on when they are not being used wastes energy.

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Inmate Pay is a waist of $$ Paper 2.6 million copies each year

1. Paper waist 2.6 million pieces a year

I work for the Bureau of Prisons and we currently have 217,000 inmates all of which are required to work a job. Every month we calculate pay on the computer for the inmates and every month we print pay sheets. So that is 217,000 pieces of paper every month, 2,604,000 pieces of paper every year and the number is growing. Which is just a waist of paper not including the ink... more »

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Labor Law Poster Purchases

All employers (including the Federal government) are required to post certain Federal and State posters containing employee rights - for example listing wage and hour requirements, unemployment benefits, Fair Labor Standards Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act/USERRA, Family and Medical Leave Act, etc. All such posters are available, free of charge, from the appropriate Federal and State agencies.... 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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Save over 2,000,000 pieces of paper annually

Every month the BOP prints a pay sheet for inmate pay. Since there is over 200,000 + inmates in the BOP, and the number is growing. All of the inmates are supposed to work while in prison that adds up to a lot of paper and ink. The pay is figured on the computer and the money is electronically deposited in the inmate trust fund/ IPP account. The only reason for printing the pay sheet is to show the inmate what he/she... 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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Eliminate Elective Surgeries for Inmates

I have worked in the prison system for over 10 years and I have to question why we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars performing elective surgeries on inmates that have lived with their conditions for years. We could eliminate millions of dollars and cut significant government spending by screening inmates on their initial incarceration and documenting their existing medical conditions. Why is the government responsible... more »

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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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