Close all offices except essential personnel the day after Thanksgiving. Many people use this day and its a waste to operate with lights, energy, guards, etc... for a few people.
Fear that not using our full allocated budget dollars will mean a decrease in funds the next fiscal year; there is a push for unnecessary or non critical spending days before deadline. On the contrary, there should be incentives to return unused portions.
WHAT HAPPENS??? A lot of these big children forget the importance of paying their... more »
Just like a business, the investors (taxpayers) deserve to know how their business (government) is performing.
The expenditures should be broken down as:
Social Security $XXXXXXXXXXX
Defense Spending $XXXXXXXXXXX
The Taxpayer could click on the above category and get specifics within that category.... more »
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 »
Rather than waiting until the last minute to ship something, federal agencies should be mandated to ship immediately upon notification of the need for shipment.
This would save millions of federal dollars by preventing unnecessary overnight costs that many agencies incur... more »
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 »
In my office, a huge stack of paper pay stubs come in every 2 weeks. With the availability of the myPay web site, we should not still be distributing paper pay stubs.
The myPay web site also maintains the W-2s. There is no use in mailing out these forms each year, with the printing and shipping costs.
The Federal Government would save millions of dollars if paper pay stubs and w-2s were discontinued.
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.
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 »
The Federal Government should not hire employees just because they meet a quota.
I've seen too many employees hired to meet a targeted category, who were totally unable to do the job. Some were eventually terminated, some still working.
By getting the best qualified candidates, we would cut out the waste in money used to train, and give the American Taxpayers the Federal Government that they expect and deserve.
The time spent travelling, in additional to the mileage and hotels required, cost the Federal Government millions of dollars yearly.
Videoteleconferencing is a very effective method of communication and is commonly used in the private sector.
The advances in automation now allow ROs and Area Offices to see the same listings and documents... more »
The Department of Veterans Affairs processes disability claims. There are many, many thousands backlogged.
There are hundreds of thousands of Veterans who file disability claims annually. Many of these Veterans are receiving, or have filed for, Social Security disability. In an electronic environment, and with... more »