Showing 6 ideas for tag "budget savings"

Social Security Administration

Paper and toner use reduction

Our office, like many others sends a ton of or supply money on coping paper. Since we are headed toward being paperless, I am suggesting that for individuals with email addresses, we can give claimants the option of getting their copy of the application via mail or email. We could send this in encrypted emails if necessary or have a program that blocks out most or all of the Social Security Numbers for security purposes.... more »

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Department of Commerce

Supply Care Packages

Every government office worker should receive a six month care package of supplies twice a year that would accommodate the work that was being done. This would include discretionary supplies such as pens, pencils, highlighters, binder clips, paperclips, post its, post it flags, manila folders and notebooks, etc. We did a cost analysis in our office of how much money we spent on discretionary supplies and how much was... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Congressional Lifetime Salary

Congressmen refuse to be held to a higher standard, and as such, they should not and usually are not. Therefore, they should earn their salaries and retirement as every red-blooded American currently does - work 20/30 years before they are eligible to receive any REDUCED retirement annuity benefits (50 - 80%) as do all red-blooded Americans currently do. No average American receives his ENTIRE current salary for having... more »

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Legislative Branch

single subject legislation

Laws should be limited to a single subject. Eliminate riders and bills that have nothing to do with the topic. This allows for straight up debate, faster, more efficient legislative process, funding that is not hidden and can be supported in its own right or not funded. Allows the public to better understand the process and the votes. End the endless arguments and debates to add to transparency and more efficient administrative... more »

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Department of Energy

All Around Government Savings

All government offices should install sensored lighting to reduce energy costs. In addtion all computer monitors should be turning off when no tin use.

On another note all money that wuold normally be spent campaining should be pooled together and used for charities and the betterment of city/town streets. Why waste millions of dollars, when everyday americans and there communities could use the help.

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Legislative Branch

Emergency Measures to Eliminate the Need to Increase Debt Ce

Immediately authorize the obligation and expenditure of expired appropriations to cover current year requirements. Provide unconstrained reprogramming authority within expired appropriations. Convert all appropriations to one year appropriations. Require services and agencies to track use of expired funds and decrease the subsequent year’s budget submit by the expired funding utilized in the current year.
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