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Department of Veterans Affairs

Electronic Calendars - No Paper Calendars - $ave MILLIONS

SAVE at least $3.7 million - Employees with computers should have to use the e-calendar built into MS Office or their system's equivalent, (MACs have iCal). If only 1/2 the Federal employees have a desk calendar costing $2.68 or more, the annual cost for calendars is at least $3,783,861 nationally.

The 2009 Census Bureau indicates there were 2,823,777 full and part-time Federal employees.

If every employee who has... more »

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Lets all be “Jolly Green Giants”! Save: $$$, time, & our environ

If u don't have time to read my idea..it's good lol NO MORE SENDING LETTERS!

This idea can be spanned into many departments. Just speaking for the edu dept, we send out more letters than anyone could count e.g. 1 case: Development ltrs when we need more info from the claimant, Certificate of eligibility, award ltrs for enrollments, many correction ltrs from amendments from school hour reductions or inc, withdraws,... more »

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Over-paying outside providers for Veteran care referred by VA

When the VA refers a Veteran to a community provider for care that can’t be performed at a local or nearby VA medical center (either the service can’t be provided within the VA in a timely manner, or the service is not available at the VA medical center), the VA staff already complete a referral and authorization process, including entering an authorization for a specific service in the VA’s claims processing and payment... more »

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Efficient Security Protocol saves $900 Million annually

Wasted productivity is a large but avoidable expense. Our current security systems serve a critical purpose, but could be more time efficient. This proposal would avoid losing more than $900 million annually of currently lost productivity while preserving security.

Proposal: Create streamlined security software that allows one to stay signed in securely to the network and to password protected programs and avoid automatic... more »

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Use VTel-Net Meeting-electronic medium for training-not travel

With today's budget constraints within the federal government along with the deficit - traveling for training should be at the top of cuts proposed by all areas of the government. In 1995 while working for the Dept. of the Navy, our training consisted of Video Teleconferencing versus traveling to other cities/states in many instances. The VA recently within the past couple years has the capability of V-Tel but I don't... more »

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Zero Tolerance for Fraud

The GAO estimates $17 BILLION dollars of improper Medicare payments each year.

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays out $4.6 BILLION in improper and fraudulent benefits annually.

The Department of Veterans Affairs loses $800 MILLION annually on improper and fraudulent payments.

And the FRAUD list goes on and on and on, totaling OVER $100 BILLION PER YEAR!!!

1ST...I suggest that we include the statement... more »

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Intra-Agency Green Team

The Federal Government should establish an Intra-Agency Green Team.

Representatives from each agency can teleconference nationwide to share best automation practices, share initiatives to encourage online participation from the American public, and discuss other ideas to become more efficient.

Each Federal Agency has some good "Green" practices, but unfortunately these are not shared across the federal government... more »

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Web Site Address on Every Public Correspondence

All Federal Agencies should provide their web site address on every form of correspondence with the public.

Currently, most agencies have their agency title, physical mail address, and phone number. It should be a "no brainer" to also list the web site address along with the other contact information, directly under the agency phone number.

By doing this, the American public will be able to immediately access the... more »

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Save Time-File Online

Federal Government agencies send out millions of letters per day.

On the back of the envelop, it should read "Save Time-File Online." The agency web site address should be included directly under that phrase.

By simply listing this, the federal government will save millions of dollars. The federal government will become more efficient in providing the American Taxpayer the services that he/she deserves.

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Government Transparency

There should be 1 Web Site that shows where all Federal Tax Money is spent every year.

Just like a business, the investors (taxpayers) deserve to know how their business (government) is performing.

The expenditures should be broken down as:
Medicare/Medicaid $XXXXXXXXXXXX
Social Security $XXXXXXXXXXX
Defense Spending $XXXXXXXXXXX
etc.

The Taxpayer could click on the above category and get specifics within that category.... more »

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Efficient Tort Claims Billing for Regional Counsel

I propose that billing for tort claims for personal injury claims not be mailed by UPS. Instead of mailing personal information and bills by UPS (which is very costly to the government), I suggested 2 printers be installed in Regional counsel offices. Bills can be printed directly to the Regional Counsel (RC) Office via a network printer. The printers would be secure, since the RC offices are secure. Also, the cost of... more »

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FOIA & Attorney Claim Copy Request-Scan Paper Folders Not Copy

Federal Claim Agencies receive many requests for claim copies. There are millions of paper claims folders.

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Requests involve copying a paper claim to give to the Veteran or Claimant.

Attorney Copy Requests involve copying a paper claim to give to the Attorney, Veteran or Claimant.

I suggest that we utilize scanners rather than copiers with these requests. We should scan in the paper... more »

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Timely Official Travel Planning to Eliminate Increased Charges

Thousands of Federal Employees travel everyday. There are tremendous expenditures associated with travel.

If Federal Agencies would be proactive and timely in planning for travel, the expenditures would decrease tremendously.

Often times, solicitations for travel are issued a month in advance. The employee is then alerted a month later, for example, on a Thursday that they travel out on Sunday. The airfare and hotel... more »

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Adopt MANY of these suggestions

Why not adopt MANY of these suggestions? Many of these are legitimate money-saving suggestions for the Federal Government.

 

I suggest adopting as many of these as possible to give the American Taxpayers the Federal Government that they expect and deserve.

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Government of the People, By the People, For the People

These words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. Here we are in the United States 147 years, 260 days later.

We are watching Congress. At this second, we are $14,546,716,998,177 in debt. It took me 6 seconds to type that number, and the debt raised $262,554(Over 260 THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!) while I was typing.

We have to get a handle on our spending in the Federal Government.... more »

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