United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Make it easier to book non-contract airline tickets. The federal travel regulations permit booking off-contract when a carrier offers the fare to the general public for cheaper. Sites like Expedia and Kayak almost always have less expensive airfares than contract rates, yet we rarely take that option.
I work for USAID Mali and I would like to make a proposal to President Obama’s initiative to save money through SAVE ((Securing Americans Value and Efficiency). My proposal relates to “Capacity Building” which is one of USAID principles of Development and Reconstruction Assistance. The idea is to build the capacity of small local businesses to be able to make high quality furniture... more »
I've tried to print on draft mode at work, but I'm only given the options of "best quality" or standard quality. If draft mode was the default... more »
Central air conditioning requires about 50 times as much power as a 75-watt light bulb.
Government buildings, instead of serving as models for energy efficiency, are culprits of excessive cooling levels as are most commercial and retail establishments. The Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC and... more »
• Reduce the cost of submitting, analyzing, and disseminating information on foreign assistance programs
• Improve the quality of information.
• Web-based MIS
• Standard reporting formats
• On-line submission of work plans, performance management plans, and progress reports by USAID contractors and recipients
• Accessible to authorized users... more »
Create an incentive system that allows Agencies to proactively return unused money to Treasury while providing protection from Congress onto their future appropriations. Many agencies find creative ways to 'park funds' or spend money on frivolous items just because they are afraid that Congress will cut their budgets if they can’t point to the previous year.
Require agencies to hold annual public auctions for excess agency inventory items (ie desks, chairs, etc) that sit in GSA warehouses for years. The government pays for shipping, storage, and overhead costs that could be reduced annually by selling the excess inventory to state governments, local resellers, or the general public.