Bonus from saved funds if agency spends less than their allocated funds. Department chiefs and acquisition in -charge are spending their funds by end of the fiscal year so that they can get equally or more funds following year. Due to this they fund unwanted projects or do not attempt to save tax payer’s money and there is no motivation for a people working under him/her to speak-up on saving the tax dollars. If I budget... more »
Physicians increasingly practice medicine by ordering too many lab and radiology tests. These investigations are very expensive. An effort should be made to incentivize physicians to spend more time talking with and examining patients rather than simply ordering more tests. Therefore, 1. Physicians should have the option of a 30 minute visit instead of a 20 minute visit if medically appropriate. 2. Physicians should... more »
America is known as the innovative country. We are competitive by nature and driven by recognition and reward. Yet, somehow this competitive nature has been stripped from Federal employees. I am employed by Naval Aviation (NAVAIR), but I think this speaks to all federal jobs. Bring back the competition! How you ask? I'll give you an example using hypothetical programs that I'll call "Helicopter" and "Jet". Every year... more »
Step 1. Fund and Market Program Allowing Inspector Generals to Reward Employees Reporting Waste 5 United States Code 4512 permits inspector generals to give awards of up to 1% of the amount saved to employees reporting waste, fraud, or abuse. Many if not most IG do not reward employees who report waste and do not market the program. Employees who are have ideas to save money do not know about the program. Step 2.... more »
Upper management Federal employees, Senior Executive Service, and congressional staff receive bonuses based on a percentage of their salary. This should be eliminated.