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Allow customers to deselect Paper notices.

For regulatory reasons notices and information on Privacy are issued to people whom interact with agencies, often duplicate reports are issued to spouses and represenatives. In the private sector you have an option to recieve the data as a secure PDF file, electronic format or in paper.

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Make the world a better place

The President ought to keep his campaign promises, close Guantanamo, end the "Dumb War" in Iraq, and stay out of Libya. The President campaigned as a Democrat but has given us Bushes third term.

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Shipping

Why do we continue to utilize FedEx, UPS, etc.. or outside shipping companies rather than the USPS which is a federal organization and in dire financial straights? All agencies should be using USPS instead of paying private companies (UPS and FedEx) for shipping.

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Purchasing Accountability Reform

I have a Federal Credit Card. I buy supply items for my department. With the system that is currently in place all I need to do is get my purchase(s) approved by my approving official and a Field Budget Analyst. There are restrictions on some items we are not allowed to purchase (such as personal items) but other than that, all I have to do is provide a 'justification' for the needed item(s). We use to have a limit on... more »

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2011 SAVE Award Alternative Entry Form

Yes folks we need to do something about this national debt and our government wasteful spending problem and it will be dealt with over time not in one week or month or two it will take some time to find the right plan but lets make sure our nation doesnt go into default while we are debating the problem and make it even worse than it already is.Lets work on makeing it better for our nation and the american people.
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Two pay systems

Go back to ONLY two pay systems. The GS (WG) and ES system. Get ride of core comp because this is a wasteful way to manage the tax payer’s money. You need additional people and departments to manager 4 or 5 different pay programs. It is time the Government get back to basic to save money and have all these different pay systems just is not the way to go. People can still get there bonus and pay for performance by the... more »

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Oil Changes

Due to the amount of manpower apply and the overwhelming amount of evidence about extended oil changes, we could save a lot of money if we can just extend the oil changes to 4000 miles. There is really no indication that draining oil out of a vehicle at 4000 mile intervals would have a negative effect on the vehicle life.

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Outsource for Military Upgrade Training

The government could save money by outsourcing military upgrade training to local companies near their military bases. Currently, the government is using joint base operations to train military on their jobs. As with any training, the costs can skyrocket. The federal government spends money on creating the course, maintaining equipment and facilities. The government also pays for the military member’s plane ticket, gas... more »

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Executive Assistant

I've been completing a lot of travel vouchers lately, and I think it should be mandatory for travelers to fill-up gas tanks of rental cars before returning them to the airport or rental facility. Gas from the rental facility can cost between $7 and $11 a gallon. There is no suitable reason for this unnecessary expense. This implementation could easily save hundreds of thousands of dollars each fiscal year. It's absurd... more »

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Significant Savings in Overhead

There are an estimated 2.6 million Federal employees. For OPSEC purposes alone, we're instructed to turn our government computers off at the end of our duty day. Yet, my observation has been that a significant number of staff do not. Suggestion: emphasize, encourage, and finally better enforce this guidance.

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The Frugal Traveler

Have an annual award at an agency or Department level for the frugal traveler.
I have noticed that multiple people can go on a trip and come back with a huge variance in cost for almost the identical trip. Some people use subways instead of taxis. Others use a different airport to get a cheaper flight. Some travel back in the evening to save a day's per diem.

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GSA Leased Vehicles

With the cut-back of personal why should we keep GSA leased vehicles when they are setting for weeks at a time not being used. I know that there are at least four that have not moved for a month here at the Bureau.

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Baseline budgets

Eliminate the automatic increase in baseline budgets year over year (freeze them) and you would have incredible savings. For a 4 trillion dollar enconomy this would mean a savings of over 9 trillion dollars over 10 years. The government would not have to eliminate any programs. There would necessarily be adjustments to individual agency budgets, but it would be quick, a whole lot easier than what is transpiring now, and... more »

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Industrial Specialist

As each agency comes to the "End of the Physical Year" they try to spend every penny they can so during the next year they will have close to the same budget or even a higher one. This causes spending for unneeded items. If a "Super Fund" was established and all of the un-used moneies were consolidated in this "Super Fund" then if an agency falls short they could request money from the fund with justification and receive... more »

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