We fill out a report of patient's condition which is in duplicate and is faxed twice a day to the NOD and at nights is taken down to the NOD. Each unit does this. It seems feasible to develop a spreadsheet on the computer and email them to the NOD. This would save on ink, paper, and duplicate forms. The request for overtime sheets are also faxed to three different numbers and could also be developed into a spreadsheet... more »
EXOP - Office of Management and Budget
The President has proposed to make 500MHz of Federal spectrum available for wireless carriers to expand broadband internet and wireless available to more of the country. Instead of a "sale", the government should lease the spectrum to wireless carriers for 15-20 years with additional options to extend the lease at the government's discretion. This concept would provide the government almost the same revenue as the auction... more »
All Federal & DOD employees and Military Personnel receive appraisals during each year at rating periods. Review all current forms. Revise or add new short statement on "Cost Savings" activites or results that civilians and military are contributing to. For example: USAF Enlisted Performance Report form shows: Block 4: Resource Management & Decision Making: A small line under it shows: "Consider Efficiency, Judgment,... more »
Most States Exempt Federal Employees from paying state taxes for hotel accomadations; if you present a state hotel tax exemption form at the time of check-in. There is no requirement to ask for the exemption, and finding the forms can be difficult if you are travelling out of the state you are based in. The Office of Management and Budget could require that all travellers submit a tax exempt form for hotel stays.... more »
Instead of "use or lose" the government should incentivize agencies for having money left over. If an agency has money left over they should be able to keep half of the excess plus the same budget as the year before. The other half of the excess could go to a debt service fund to pay down the debt. So if an agency was given a $100,000 budget for a year and spent $80,000 the agency would have a $110,000 budget the next... more »
According to www.treasurydirect.gov, the national debt hit an all time high of $14.3 trillion in 2010, and it is now in public interest that we begin the “tightening of the belts”. The US has been faced with a teetering economy that has been trying to stabilize itself. In order for the US to sustain itself we must first begin by addressing the national debt and our current spending practices. A proposal on how the... more »
Establish a common database of required employment forms whch can be utilized by all government agencies. Currently, everytime you transfer between federal agencies you are required to complete all required employment forms for that agency. (Example, I-9, SF61, Declaration for Federal Employment, all beneficiary forms, life insurance forms, health insurance forms, tsp forms, etc). Haveing a common database with access... more »
At NASA MSFC, we have two personal computer systems; 1) PC and 2) MAC. This creates data transfer issues, two support infrastructures, and the MAC is more expensive. This seems to be a person perference and does not make any business sense. We need to decide as an government agency which system we want to use. We are changing contracts for computer systems this month, now is the time to change to one or the other.... more »
Mandate the purchase of In-Vessel Composters at all DoD installations that have housing and dining facilities. This idea falls under cost avoidance. DoD installations pay for waste disposal, and an in-vessel composter would pay for itself in less than 4-7 years (depending on solid waste disposal prices at each location). The composter would also provide mulch and landscaping materials that would provide further cost... more »
Mandate Eco Font on all Federal correspondence, reports, memoranda, and forms.
The "eco font" has microscopic holes in each letter, and saves in printing costs. The font could be loaded onto each Federal Government computer so that users would have it readily available when creating documents.
US Government Federal Agencies are required to submit this report annually to OMB. Format is standardized on topics to cover. Budget and financial performance data is also included in report. What appears to be missing is "Cost Savings Results." Requiring each Federal agency to include this could summarize facts on actions to reduce budgets and not continuously growing budgets. OMB staff would have quick look area... more »
All govt dept's spending should be dynamically updated to respective dept. web portal and availabile for public. Public goes through the spending and can question each penny spent by authorities which brings accountability to every nickel and dime spent and that fixes excessive spending.
My idea is for someone (government or not-for-profit) entity to deploy a software program (for free) that can be used universally by any municipality (local, county, state, & federal) for daily government operations (town office, police, fire, public works, etc). This software would use current technologies such as “ishare” and “the cloud”. US citizens would be allowed access to this system by logging into their account... more »
if government moves towards laptops and wireless access to internet within their buildings, there would be substantial less paper needed. At Social Security Administration, the National Computer Center already uses this method successfully. very few or no hardcopies of documents need to be printed as everyone can pull up the information on their laptop! I suggest that agencies switch to laptops for their current workstation... more »
The federal budget is pretty simple to understand. 80% of the spending (in normal times) is on 5 WILDLY popular programs that will NEVER be cut: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Interest and Defense. Until the nation is willing to confront this simple fact, all you are doing is asking us to count and ration paper clips. Favorite targets like spending on Israel & Egypt, illlegal immigrants, wastefraudabuse and... more »