I worked in the nuclear industry - a highly technical and well compensated field. Many operators are ex- Navy nukes with GI Bill benefits. Qualifications and license classes are fully compensated by the utlities, so why are these guys allowed to recieve GI BIll benfits on top of their normal pay? These guys are already making good money during this "OJT." This could easily save the VA millions.
To save the Federal Government somewhere between $173,000,000 and $598,000,000 (OR MORE) over the next 12 months… by reducing the amount of copier/printer paper consumed and therefore the equivalent: (1) budget expenditure; and (2) paper (i.e. natural resources) wasted.
Relatively large savings to the budget could be realized by imposing four simple practices on Executive Branch employees:
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Every year individual offices spend a lot of money on buying software licenses without means of tracking the overall inventory. Multiple licenses are purchased and due to retirements, rotations, relocations, software gets over purchased. All software should be maintained the same way hardware is inventoried kept up to date.
However, these tickets may be 3-4 times more expensive than the same non-refundable ticket. Some airlines merely charge a nominal fee ($100 perhaps) for cancelling tickets and issue a... more »
Offer 32-hour work weeks and the associated salary cuts; some people would love to work less and can adjust personal spending to make... more »
Would recommend that as many federally owned structures as possible contain solar panel arrays. If not already underway as a recommendation by someone else, suggest that the requirement could be done by executive order. The first candidate could be property owned by the postal service which could reduce the cost of electricity supplied to Postal facilities.