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Hundreds of hours are spent entering documents that few people, if any look at. I know we have to be transparent, but the public, in general, doesn't need to or care to read all the forms and letters that we currently have to submit to document an operator license exam. Those with any interest can FOIA the information, if necessary.

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Assign a cost to committees and meetings

I know someone who is trying to by a $60 dollar piece of hardware for his computer. There are no security concerns, but the purchase has been in 'committee' for a few weeks. There have been a number of meetings and emails about this product. The cost of the those meetings and emails is not captured anywhere. If 5 people spent 1 hour on this task, the cost would be well over twice the cost of the original product itself.... more »

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Improved time and attendance systems through cooperation

The NRC has been using time and labor software that is cumbersome and outdated, PeopleSoft Human Resources Management System (HRMS). In 2004 the NRC initiated a study to improve the time and labor system. In 2007 the NRC started the process to update the time and labor software, which is still in progress with over one year in delays due to performance issues. In 2001 NASA worked to create an incredibly good piece... more »

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Cost Savings in Federal Facilities

The federal government, as a corporate strategy, should require issuance of encrypted laptops, as some agencies have already done, to replace aging desktop computers. The USG could mandate telecommuting for several days per week for each employee (based on agency needs/requirements) and have multiple staff occupy the same space to: (a) save rent, (b) reduce utility use (electic and water), (c) lessen traffic gridlock,... more »

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NRC-Remaining Solvent Through the 21st Century

Eliminate the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR). This will reduce NRC total staffing levels by over 220 personnel. The primary functions are redundant and can be performed by other Offices such as Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS), and Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management (FSME) Offices. These functions were previously performed by NMSS and FSME before NSIR was stood... more »

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Siva P. Lingam

Make the retirement age of 70 mandatory to all Federal employees. This will bring opportunities for young people. Further, after 70, the individual's performance is normally below average (age factor).

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Self-Regulating Model Can Save Federal Government Money

Increase use of the self-regulating model when properly implemented can save the Federal Government significant cost and increase quality and compliance with standards.
The model has these characterisitcs: 1) Congress passes laws and acts that provide general rules, objectives, and bounding aspects and designates a federal agency to monitor/manage (nothing new there) and designates an independent watchdog advisory group... more »

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Congressional Pension Plan Correction

Save lots of money by revising the congressional pension plan and placing members of congress on the same pension/retirement plan as federal workers. Why should a congressman or senator who serves only one term receive an excessive large pension for those short years?

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Dispurse some lower Federal Government Units away from DC

Do not let Federal Government physically grow much larger in Washington, DC area. Over a period of time, as the federal government grows, keep dispursing some lower level units to nice desirable areas with much lower building rent and operation cost in the states. Each department would submit a plan on how this might be accomplished for their organization over a long period. Rent and building cost is very high in DC... more »

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Furniture Cost Savings in New NRC Building Three

When purchasing furniture for new NRC building number three, save money by purchasing simple paded fold-up metal chairs for: 1) the 3rd, 4th, and 5th chair in a managers office instead of expense office chairs, 2) for regular staff, the 2nd office chair, 3) in conference rooms, only one-third nice office chairs, while two thirds should be simple paded fold-up metal chairs which saves space and cost. Metal fold-up chairs... more »

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System for Reporting Excess Travel Costs - The Start of Saving

Time and Time again, Federal Employees on official travel are charged more for flights, hotels, etc. than the average customer. There are several reason why this is the case...from the inability to use conventional travel sites(such as Kayak, expedia, etc) to the the fact that for some reason the fed just pays more. I think that there should be a government-wide system (preferably online/electronic) created for fed employees... more »

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Use USPS instead of FEDEX or UPS

All agencies should use USPS for all mailing needs, even overnight, as the USPS also provides this. Not only is it less expensive but the money stays within the government. Additionally it would give the USPS much needed income. This would save the government millions of dollars annually.

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Saving Money

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This is an idea to have the people that receive welfare checks to contribute at least 10 hrs a month of community service to provide laundry service to the government security and police force. Instead of the government paying millions of dollars to laundry contractors for laundry service to keep uniforms pressed and clean, why not have the people who recieve welfare checks earn there money in some kind of way... more »

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Accept more than 0.1% of our ideas.

56.000 ideas have been given, yet only a few dozen have been used in the budget?

 

Our ideas deserve to be heard! Require agencies to use a task force (or even just a high level manager, as necessary) with a reasonable amount of power to post, review, give feedback, and implement our ideas.

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Pay for external training only with credit cards

I assume that most agencies are like mine in that they pay for external training courses through a standard invoice process. All of the costs and time associated with the invoice process could be eliminated if we simply paid for external training courses with office credit cards. The savings would also include all of the time spent to correct problems when invoices don't match the authorized training request.

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