Showing 7 ideas for tag "simplify"

Department of Health and Human Services

Reform the Combined Federal Campaign: eliminate paper waste

Reform the Combined Federal Campaign: eliminate paper waste and tremendous cost of personnel oversight by conducting the campaign across the federal government using solely the e-giving system. Donors could search charities online and complete electronic pledge forms, thereby eliminating the costs associated with printing thousands of each. This would also drastically reduce time and costs associated with preparing... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminate GovTrip!!!

Terminate the contract with GovTrip. It is an impossible website to navigate and probably costs millions of dollars in frustrated staff time. Switch to a simple, easy-to-use system.

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Department of Homeland Security

Simplify templates for briefings and fact sheets

By having plain but professional templates for briefings and fact sheets, millions of dollars in ink would be saved. Some templates that are used are extremely intricate with lots of images and color. While this is aesthetically pleasing, it is not fiscally responsible as it is very costly to print the sometimes hundreds of copies that are used and passed out at meetings and conferences.

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Department of the Treasury

Federal Income Tax

Most if not all American's hate paying federal income tax and would love to eliminate federal tax, but what is the answer?
The answer is to establish a federal lottery commission similar to what most states have such as the State of Texas. This would require the establishment of a Federal Lottery Commission to manage and oversee this effort. Most individuals would argue that this establishes another federal agency requiring... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Save Time: Paperless Hiring Leading to Digital Record Keeping

As EPA Region 9 summer interns who’ve grown up in a Web 2.0 World, we feel we have a fresh perspective on how procedures are carried out with new technologies. We were surprised by the sheer amount of paper involved in the hiring process –SF-52, I-9, a physical welcome folder all of which were available online. For a total of 2 million federal employees, this translates into an incredible amount of paperwork and redundancy.... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reduce administrative obstacles for organizing meeting

To facilitate setting up inter-agency meetings, open up access to outlook calendars for all federal employees. I work at NIH but I work closely with many other federal agencies both within and outside of HHS. Every time we need to organize a phone call or a meeting we need to set up a doodle poll to find a time when everyone is available (I can access the outlook calendars of others at NIH but I can't for those outside... more »

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Department of the Treasury

IRS / Flat Tax

Dismantle the IRS, impose a flat tax; shrinks the size of the Federal Government, simplifies the tax code, saves unfathomable amounts of paper (goes green), saves taxpayers countless hours of frustration and wasted time, saves money, increases tax revenues. This historic change would be lauded for decades. Stand up against the lobbyists that would try to block this historic and transformation advance.

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