Showing 10 ideas for tag "money waste"

Department of Veterans Affairs

Raise Taxes on Companies like NIKE that Outsource Work

Raise Taxes on Companies like NIKE that Outsource Work. Then offer tax advantages for companies that keep work in U.S. This could end our budget crisis with revenue it would bring in. We bring jobs to with companies that come back to U.S. with there jobs.

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Department of Defense

Too much management

If you don't manage at least 8 people then you should not be a manager. I report to my boss who directly supervises 4 people. Her boss directly supervises 3 people. This goes up the chain about 7 levels (each supervising 3-6 people on average). This makes getting higher level approvals very time consuming and flow of information poor. It also provides too much justification for abundant meetings for "managers" at... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Don't Post OMB-300 Info On a Public Web Site for Terrorists

The OMB-300 information provides insight into government projects, the associated costs and the risks. Why would we want to publish this on a public web site? John Q. Public doesn't care, but terrorists do care. We should not waste government money on putting project information on a public web site so that terrorists can see what we have planned.

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Department of Homeland Security

Stop Useless Operations

Each year all agencies have money that they must spend by a certain time. A lot of operations are put together to simply use up the overtime money, but throughout the year employees are pulled from teams and put on primary for Customs and Border Protection to reduce overtime. I would perfer to let the employees on a team actually do the work on the team and they will produce more than a group of employees standing around... more »

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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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Department of Defense

Mandatory DRMO use

The Gov., DoD in particular has a DRMO system for liquidating or reassigning used equipment. Although the idea is good, I have noticed that the DRMO is often ignored by the DoD agencies when it comes time to acquire equipment. For one example, my base waited 2+ years & spent @ $600K to acquire a new crane. My base is @ 40 mi. from a DRMO through which at least 6 apparently useable cranes went to sale by DRMO in that... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Reducing Redundancy with Refills and Renewals

All outpatient prescriptions (new, partials, renewals, refills, etc.) are dispensed with Patient Medication Information (PMI). PMI is printed information about prescription medicine provided by pharmacy to patients and should be given with ALL NEW prescriptions. This does not include Medication Guides which are required to be dispensed with certain prescription medicines that have serious and significant public health... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Hospital Encounters

While working here at the VA, I am in charge of ensuring that the encounters for Patient billing are entered correctly for my department. Since taking over this task the number of errors being made by the staff in this department has drastically dropped because I created how to guides and done several different educational sessions with clinicians in our department. The VA has a vast problem with these encounters and... more »

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