The USDA allocates $800 per year to regular employees and $400/yea for part-timers. The VA also purchases different types of uniforms for their employees; the TSA and Border Patrol also do have annual uniform funding. Other Agencies must also be generous with the funding for uniforms. It would be a huge cost-savings for the government by reducing the allowances for uniforms.
Department of Agriculture
Possibly allow certain depts/agencies to turn in up to 80 hrs annual leave at 1/3 their salary for an extra check during a fiscal year. Set a max salary cap .
Ex. $1800(reg bi-week) - 1/3 ($600) = $1200 . That would save an agency $ 600000 with 1000 employees @ that salary. Possibly reducing future cash spent on salaries , due to less accumulated hrs and wage increases.
Person in charge of inventory/ purchasing supplies should by items on sale as opposed to when needed . Tally up office supplies needed for the year and purchase in sale season.
Ex. Before school starts in most states u can get 10 pack of pens for 25-50 cents during the rest of the year it'll cost $1.50- $2.50 for same pens.
Multi Family housing provides rental assistance for low income families to provide safe, decent, sanitary housing. Low income families receive, if eligible, a Earned Income Credit upon filing income tax. The Earned Income Credit they would receive should be saved into a housing account which could be used to purchase a home. Save for 5 years, as there would be a 5 year cap for receiving rental assistance.
Remove soil scientist from NRCS and establish a
technical services provider group as a source for basic soil services, updates, and maintenance.
As one example, I regularly receive simple text messages of around 500,000 bytes--due to a graphical letterhead/logo. These presumably are sent to all agency employees –- say 30,000 people. That is 1,500,000 unnecessary kilobytes for each e-mail sent. (30,000 x 500,000 bytes = 1,500,000,000 bytes = 1,500,000 KB = 1,500 MB)... more »
I would like to see less fraud and abuse of the Welfare System to include but not limited to: Food Stamps, Housing, Medicaid, etc. I see the abuse daily. Also, the waste of money on the military bases. Perfectly good items not being repaired or destroyed instead of selling or donating.
Conbine the NRCS agency with FSA. One administrative department to manage the two agencies, one state director, combined space, allow the expertice of FSA merge with the technical expertice of NRCS to create the super agency they are once combined.
It takes all of us to step up to the plate and make a difference. Make a mandatory 2 day a month furlough for every federal employee.