Showing 39 ideas for tag "bop"

Department of Justice

Portal to Portal

BOP employees were awarded through arbitration, pay for the time it takes to change shifts and make it through security out to their car. The complaint stated that the average amount of time that employees would go over is 30 mins. So, the government had to issue checks out to every federal employee even though the complaint was mainly about COs. I've worked at two institutions and have seen more people leave early... more »

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Bureau of Prisons Call-Out/Change Sheets

Institutions print out call-outs / change sheets for inmates to view every day. One copy may contain up to 25 pages of entries. As many as 75 copies are made each day for posting in various areas for inmates to read. This accounts for as much as 13125 pages of printed material for one week at one institution. If you two side print the document, it still amounts to 6563 printed pages of material per week for one institution.... more »

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Department of Defense

Auction off orders

Many service members find it difficult to be stationed at a place where they would like to be, or even just to get away from their current assignment. I would propose that for every 10 sets of orders given out one of them is opened for auction. Every set is auctioned out within the same pay grade, eliminating the inequalityof an E-8 bidding against an E-3. This would also allow members to feel as though they have some... more »

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Harvesting Rainwater

The project consists of three (3) 20’-0” x 10’-0” x 8” concrete slabs with a bed of #6 rebar @ 10” o.c. embedded with hurricane anchors to strap down the tanks (figure 1, 2, 3). It includes six (6) 3,000 gallon polyurethane tanks, three (3) 1 hp Myers water pumps, three (3) water-proof / GFI switches
and outlets (figures 4, 5, 6), three (3) water diverter first flush components, non-pressurizes 4” pvc conduits, six (6)... more »

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PAYING OVERTIME TO NON-CUSTODY STAFF

The BOP can save tons of money if they would go through custody first on the overtime list and stop paying GS-9 & GS-11 overtime to sit on inmates at the hospital and for medical trips when you can pay a GS-5 & a GS-8 at a lower rate. You can pay the lowest paid workers the overtime and save money.

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Department of Justice

Charge people to visit an Inmate

Charge civilians to visit inmates in prison. Millions of people a year visit a loved one in prison and the Bureau of Prisons provides this service free of charge. Charge all visitors a flat rate to visit an inmate.Visiting is a privilege not a right.The Bureau of Prisons doesn’t have to provide this service, so if we are going too let make some money.

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Department of Justice

Hunters for the hungry program

This could be used to help feed the inmate population, hunters nationwide donate hundreds of thousands of pounds of venison and other wild game to soup kitchens and what not. I am sure if they are contacted they would be more then happy to donate venison and other big game meat to the BOP. This would save the BOP Millions of dollars in Meat purchases throughout the year and is also healthier then most of the meat that... more »

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Mandate that this site be uttilized

Mandate that the top 100 ideas at a minimum are forwarded to the involved agency executive for review and comment.

There are an extensive amount of valuable ideas here that may not score number one. It would be tremendous waste of effort if those below number one were not reviewed for consideration. We all have an idea or two here, we all put effort into this, what a waste if the ideas were simply deleted.

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Indoor Power Farm

I am a correctional officer, within a medium security prison. My idea is to create a Unicor based business, to use stationary bicycles that produce electricity when used. This is a Unicor "Power Plant" which is run using inmates that ride these bicycles. There would be 2 inmate shifts that would trade off throughout the day. The bikes would have to be connected to the power grid and the power produced would either... more »

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