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Department of Justice

Develop Lean Six Sigma initiatives across government

Institute Lean Six Sigma Intitatives Government Wide.
Lean Six Sigma is the premier tool for developing and improving process efficiency in the corporate and public sectors. For every dollar spent on training and implementing LSS projects, the government could realize several dollars in process improvement. Once processes are refined through these data based analysis techniques, each year after, the savings from these... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UPDATE FEMA'S NEMIS

If FEMA can't get rid of NEMIS for a better system, then let's make the system work better for processing disaster claims and producing reports. The system was set up back in the 70's and times and processes have changed and the system is not working for us! When a sequence of events happen, NEMIS should be able to send out automatic notifications, complete processes, etc. NEMIS should be able to do more work for us.... more »

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National Science Foundation

Require agencies to use centralized purchasing for training

Require all agencies to use a centralized purchasing card to pay for all training. it would be easier to track all training actions, and require far less overhead FTE to process and reconcile actions. Phase out training authorization paper forms. This is a costly, no value added process from the 1950s that is long past due for an improvement.

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Department of Defense

Automate the Design Change Notice (DCN) Process

Currently, to put a new part into the Navy Supply System we have to use a form called a Design Change Notice. Currently only Manual DCNs are accepted. This process currently requires the submission of a Word document which frequently gets returned by Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) WSS (Weapon Systems Support) due to transcription errors or incorrectly entered information. The time wasted filling out, re-filling... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Eliminate re-work & double-work with OPM processing retirements

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By Executive Order, change the process for processing retirement annuities so that:

1) the annuity computation is performed only once, either by the employing agency or OPM (not both)
2) the first full and correct annuity payment is distributed to the new retiree no later than 1 month following an employee’s retirement.


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Significant personnel time will be saved across all agencies if one... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Make SAVE Award Program On-Going Suggestion Program

Make the SAVE Award program an on-going continuous suggestion program Instead of having just a 2 week period for suggestions. It is doing a disservice to both the taxpayer and the employees to have just a two week period to submit suggestions. Should be able to do year round and perhaps have quarterly and annual winners.

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Social Security Administration

Employee Wiki for Policies, Procedures and Improvements

Every agency should set up a wiki website where any employee can contribute and revise suggested improvements to agency documentation, policies and procedures. Analysts responsible for these respective areas would then incorporate these ideas, crediting appropriately (cash awards, time off, etc) for adopted improvements.

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Department of Defense

SharePoint Saves!!!

All governmental organizations either currently have or are in the process of activating a SharePoint online Virtual Work Environment (VWE). More impetus needs to be placed on activation and utilization of these environments in an effort to truly 'do more with less' as well as creating a capability to implement their mandated telework capabilities and paper work reduction mandates. This one system will allow every organization... more »

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