If an agency has a surplus, they should be required to provide 10% of the surplus to increase revenues and balance the budget. This should help offset the the agencies that are cost centers and should not be a significant negative impact to the agency with the surplus.
We need to start taking a close look at consolidating resource components throughout government. We need to develop score cards for how well one agency does business and begin reducing redundant systems creating 'exclusive delegation agreements' for services and administrative processing functions. For instance, Bureau of Public Debt is streamlining the process how Delegated Examination Unit and Classification functions... more »
There is a huge market right now for Federal Contractors, and new companies spring up by the day to fill these federal positions. In most if not all cases these contractors are working for a third to half of what the Government is actually paying these companies for the position. Because of this, both the individuals and the Federal Government loose money, meanwhile these contract companies are getting rich. I believe... more »
Each agency will create an Environmental Policy Board (EPB), consisting of one representative per office/division within the agency. The purpose of the EPB is to create and implement one new environmental policy each month for the entire agency to follow. The EPB will meet monthly to discuss important steps the agency can take to save the environment, which will in turn save the federal government money. Since... more »
Too many man hours are spent on paper work. We have many systems that help streamline this, however, they are still time consuming within their own right, and still produce duplicate and triplicate copies. I understand that we need accountability and record keeping, but we need to develop a system and change the forms process to combine forms or increase the electronic the use and access of filing systems. Consolidated... more »
Though GSA negotiates rates for airlines, hotels and car rentals, Federal agencies pay outrageous amounts to a variety of travel managers, such as SATO and Omega World Travel to merely book these accomodations and to be available in case of an emergency. Instead, the Government should create its own central travel agency, operated as a revolving fund, which books travel for all agencies at cost. To save costs further,... more »