Set up a commission of volunteers to evaluate cost savings initiatives that includes private sector members who can provide new perspectives, and public sector members with the detailed understanding of the intricacies of the federal government.
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Several years ago, Pennsylvania state government set a limit of 75 degrees for air conditioning in state buildings (with several exceptions as appropriate) as part of an effort to be more energy efficient and to save money. The policy made sense. There's no reason why we should have to wear numerous layers in our offices on days when the temperatures are well into the 90s! Similarly, the temperature was limited to... more »
How many federal employees would benefit from a Self-Plus-One option for health care? Young couples, single parents, empty-nesters? How much money would the federal government save from paying lower premiums? OPM says that creating this option would not generate enough revenue to cover high-risk (elderly) members benefits however, if it's possible for the dental and vision programs to offer a self-plus-one option (which... more »
No Federal Government employee should make more than the President. This would include the quasi government organizations of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the World Bank, etc. Too many employees in these organizations are making far more than they should be. According to CNN in 2009, chief executive officers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac got annual pay packages worth approx $6 million apiece, while other top execs pulled... more »