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Legislative Branch

Offer only Healthy Food Choices at Federal Agencies!

We should follow the lead of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene by only serving healthy food choices at our federal agencies. There should be more vegetarian and vegan options availble in our cafeterias. Serving more fruits and vegetables is also more cost-effective than serving meats, chicken, etc. Since you "are what you eat", if agencies only served healthy food options (that taste good), then employees... more »

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Weight Scales in all restrooms

If the government were to have weight scales in all restrooms, employees would regularly check their weight and this would push more toward losing weight and thus cut down on sick leave and raise productivity across the government saving enormous amounts of money from lost work time and lost productivity due to obesity which plagues our country.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Onfile Archive for Office of Grants Management

Recently the Office of Head Start launched its Head Start Enterprise System (HSES). It's a great green tool for OHS and its grantees, allowing us to share files through a singular source.

I propose a similar tool for the Office of Grants Management. Rather than mailing hard copies to the Regional Office, grantees can simply upload documents for OGM to archive accordingly. This would reduce filing, use of stationary,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

End Budget Crisis

I have a way to collect a billion dollars a year from insurance companys. The VA doesn't bill insurance companys on the devices that are used and are losing a billion a year. Pick my idea and

Mr. President I can get this working across the Nation.

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Legislative Branch

Ban Smoking on all Federal Property Grounds (Owned or Leased)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts a $3,391 price tag on each employee who smokes: $1,760 in lost productivity and $1,623 in excess medical expenditures. In addition, estimated costs associated with secondhand smoke‚Äôs effects on nonsmokers can add up to $490 per smoker per year. On average, smokers miss 6.16 days of work per year due to sickness (including smoking related acute and chronic... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Replace Medicaid/Medicare Paper Cards w/Plastic

If ordered in large volumes to replace existing cards and new cards, the paper to plastic migration would only be separated by pennies due the the millions being ordered.

The next generation card would last longer, and your parents and/or grand parents would not have to laminate them!

Newer security features could be incorporated to prevent replication (which can be achieved quite easily with the current paper card),... more »

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General Services Administration

Optional Standing Desks in Cubicles (Save on Health Care Costs)

Lower health care benefits costs by shifting focus from treatment alone to include prevention by promoting overall health. I believe this was the motivation for "The President's Challenge" program that encouraged participants to engage in more physical activities. It may not be easy to find the time for this, yet half of a typical worker's waking hours are spent sitting at their cube working in front of the computer.... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Surtax corn used for junk food and subsidize Fruits & Vegetables

Most junk food is made from corn byproducts. Most junk food is also cheaper to purchase than healthier food options (like fruits and vegetables). This is not a coincidence. Corn is cheap because it is subsidized by the government. Thus, the government is indirectly lowering the price of junk food at the supermarket by subsidizing corn.

The corn subsidy to farmers should not be reduced or eliminated. Instead, surtax equal... more »

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Department of Defense

Veteran's Administration Efficiencies

Make the VA more efficient. Have the VA use military health records instead of calling veterans in numerous times to take the same test over & over! The process to get disability benefits is horrendously long and exhausting. The system for data entry of service related health records is also horrendous. It is not user friendly or intuitive & if you are lucky enough to enter your "x" yrs of service data, you then have... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco-free Government

Prohibit the use of tobacco products on ALL federal property, both owned and leased, indoors and outdoors. This idea should be implemented across ALL federal agencies. This will reduce litter, reduce healthcare costs, reduce health insurance costs, reduce fires, and allow people to breathe air free of tobacco pollution.

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Department of State

Bill foreign countries for expenses incurred by their citizens

The U.S. gives aid to almost every country in the world in one way or another. If a foreign citizen uses U.S. services without paying -- hospitalization and medical care at the top of the list -- hospitals etc. should send the bill to the State Dept which would bill the appropriate country. If the bill is not paid within 30 days it is withheld from their foreign / military aid and the State Dept should repay the hospital/institution... more »

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Department of Defense

Get on your feet!

According to a study in the journal 'Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,' those who sit for most of the day are 54% more likely to die of heart attacks than those who do not. The government can save on health care costs and promote a healthier workforce by providing height adjustable desks and more information on the health risks of sitting throughout the day. Over the long term, the benefits of a healthier workforce... more »

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Department of Defense

Mental Health Evaluations For Those Joining The Military

Currently I am employed as a Mental Health Techinician in the USAF. It has become apparent to me that there are quite a few members who have seemed to slip through the cracks and end up having mental breakdowns or have disorders before joining the military. The psychological "screening" that is in place right now is not as efficient as it could be. A great deal of money is spent training individuals, and even more so... more »

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