Here at Perry Point they are trying to demolish our village houses. Would it not be cheaper if they renovated them for the veterans to rent or to use as rehab houses.
I suggest that early retirement be offered with $1500/per years of federal employment. Then hire new GS Employees at lower grade. Also adjust annual leave/sick leave to a lower rate for new hires
Elinimating the 24 hour chart audits would also help to reduce the amount of printer ink consumed.
Please eliminate the automatic 24 hour chart audits. I have witnessed our printer consume 1-2 packs of paper at one time in order to print all orders our patients may have. For a 400+ bed insitution, THAT"S A LOTTA TREES!!!
I think the hospitals could save a lot of money if they eliminated the hospital "ward clerk" position. In the "old " days when there were paper charts, ward clerks worked hard and earned their money taking off orders, scheduling consults etc. Now they work hard looking for something to do and the few things they could be doing, are being done by the nurses. This would save a lot of money for the VA system
Hanging a new bag of Heparin every time a rate change is ordered is a wasteful practice. Each bag costs $5.63 multiplied by the number of changes made per day. THis practice is also done with argatroban infusions. The cost of this infusion is $778.70.
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Currently the VA mails out hundreds of thousands plastic prescription bottles to veterans. The majority are for refills. The old bottles are disposed of improperly and should be recycled by the VA to save money. Suggest enclosing another envelope the veteran can mail back empty bottles in to a central recycling location to be recycled for future use.
Require travel to be scheduled at least three weeks in advance to take advantage of the cheaper fares. This would not only save the government money, it would require training managers to be more proactive with training arrangements. Often times employees are only given a week to make flight arrangements
Making Title 38 personnel salary straight across the board would be a start and “BILLION’s” would be saved.
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Current the VA spends millions of dollars in the purchase and/or lease of Personal Computers and support equipment, all of which require extra employees, setup, extra power usage, maintenance, software, software management,... more »