Department of the Treasury

Department of the Treasury

Travel - turn back the clock

In 1987, you could go to the airline directly to purchase a government ticket. You took the trip, came back, and the agency processed the voucher. Additional cost to the government = 0
In 2011, you cannot go to the airline directly to purchase a government ticket. You must use a TMC and/or FedTravel, GovTrip, etc. (fees are paid for every authorization created, regardless of whether the trip was taken - then fees are... more »

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Eliminate FOIA

Eliminate the Freedom of Information Act. This will save the Federal Executive Branch many millions of dollars per year in unrecompensed search, copying, review time, litigation costs, and general administrative costs; and it will permit federal employees such as investigators to spend their time doing that job rather than participating in massive record searches, including emails.

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Transportation Subsidies

Eliminate transportation subsidies. Many federal employees are bein reimbursed for their commuting expenses to and from work just because they utilize public transportation. How is that fair to those that are not eligible, do not have the option, or are in a location that provides public transportation to their duty station? How is that fair to the general public? Some get paid to go to work while a minimun wage earner... more »

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USPS vs UPS

Working as an Internal Revenue Service Group Secretary, I have shipped out packages through UPS daily, and found that it was a little bit too expensive compare to the USPS system. Although the UPS has included tracking number when printed out the shipping lable, however, I recently found that the comparison cost between the UPS and the USPS are significantly difference. Personally, I have recently shipping out one of... more »

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Energy Savings

Please put auto-off light switches with motion sensors in all federal workplaces that turn off when no one is present and turn back on when workers re-enter the area. This will save electricity that is wasted to light buildings after-hours and benefit the environment while keeping federal workplaces safe.

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Federal Taxes

Simplify the current tax laws to require every individual and business with income to pay 10 percent of their income for federal taxes with absolutely no execeptions. Remove all current loopholes and make absolutely no exceptions for anyone or any business. This will in effect balance our budget over the next few years, eliminate the volumes of tax code, eliminate the need for tax refunds and owing taxes the IRS, elimate... more »

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Emphasize or even Overemphasize Quality Trainng

I recommend more training than 40 hours per year and maybe even an overemphasis of training to the point of repeating things over and over.
Example given by a former NBA player (now a coach) was that his coach for the Celtics communicated the details of the opponet over and over and over before each game - to the point that this former player almost wanted to cry (as it was boring) - but the team won many championships... more »

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ONE DOLLAR COINS AND TWO DOLLAR BILLS

Congress has seen fit to authorize the minting of various sorts of one dollar coins, which have not caught on with the American public. Now, the Treasury is paying millions to store these one dollar coins, while Americans continue with their old habits, and past practices of wanting to keep "old George" in their wallets. America cannot continue with these old, expensive habits. This is costing us millions, if not billions... more »

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Contracts

Change the government process and policies on contract awards. It takes TOO long to get awards. Raise the limit on awards that must go through the contracting offices. This would save money at year end due to purchase orders that cannot be unobligated prior to year end. Each year every agency looses hundreds of thousands in funding because there are purchase orders in place that are completed but still have open funding... more »

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Electronic Correspondence could save MILLIONS

Our agency prints, encloses and mails letters to recipients of government funds (SSA, IRS, Vendor, etc....). When the payment is due to be offset a letter is generated and mailed to the recipient. Many times the funds are paid before the letter arrives. An electronic method should be developed to deliver the letter information in a more economical and timely manner. Recipients should provide an email address or FMS could... more »

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