Showing 38 ideas for tag "cost reduction"

Department of Health and Human Services

No more portraits at taxpayer expense

This idea applies to ALL federal agencies. Almost every federal office and federal building I visit has multiple framed pictures of the President and Vice President. There are also framed portraits of other agency officials. This practice should be discontinued because it is an unnecessary, frivolous expense.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Required Relocation

Resident inspectors at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are required to move at least every 7 years (that is at least 210 people moving every 2-7 yrs). A large fee is paid to a relocation company (over $100,000) to handle all the house paperwork/moving expenses/house hunting etc for each move. Set up an automated website like eTravel for relocation and let the individuals organize this themselves through cheaper companies... more »

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Department of the Interior

Stop making so many laws.........

It is your rules that make unlawful beings. You would get along better if you would just trust each other to treat each other appropriately, but you don't. So you keep making laws — until you make criminals of everyone.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminate paper copies at fed meetings; use tablets, ipads etc

Prohibit production of copies of presentations, testimony and other documents for federal meetings, such as NCVHS, HIT Policy or Standards committees and any other such federal meetings. These documents should be posted on Sharepoint sites (for example) for access prior to and during the meeting. Eliminating copies will also eliminate the need to mail, fedex, ship or send any more copies of the documents to participating... more »

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Department of Defense

Use Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for IT Cost Savings

The idea is to use an open standard Enterprise Service Bus that integrates the functionality of a service oriented architecture (SOA), which can create a more agile and effective enterprise solution, to significantly reduce cost, provide a more flexible and adaptable environment, and resolve current interoperability issues that hinder the use of web technologies.This solution will: 1. Reduce cycle time of IT acquisition... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco-free Government

Prohibit the use of tobacco products on ALL federal property, both owned and leased, indoors and outdoors. This idea should be implemented across ALL federal agencies. This will reduce litter, reduce healthcare costs, reduce health insurance costs, reduce fires, and allow people to breathe air free of tobacco pollution.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminate Spending on Promotional Trinkets

This idea applies to ALL government agencies. Eliminate all spending on promotional trinkets. The cumulative cost of the trinkets is excessive and the time spent ordering the trinkets is wasteful. The trinkets collect dust, often end up unused, and shouldn't be paid for by taxpayers.

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Department of Defense

Using Web Technologies to gain efficiencies

The Government should toward ways to use web technologies to modernize IT, reduce cost, reduce cycle time and increase the agility. We should not just look exclusively inward for the solution. We should look to Industry for best practice to gain efficiencies, save money, and avoid cost as Industry does to improve their return on investment. The cascading effect of this best practive would provide greater access to information... more »

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Department of Defense

Make DoD Civilain LQA mirrior military entitlements

Currently DoD Civilian LQA is much higher than their Military counterparts of equivalent rank. This is due to the requirement to have DoD fall under Department of State regulations. Let the DoD control what overseas civilians get for LQA and not the Department of State. that way the DoD can operate more efficiently and save money. Currently a GS-9 makes more than a Lt Col does for off-base housing. GS-13 and higher make... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Procurement - Buying Locally Produced Goods and Services

Current policies and proceedures prevent agency from buying locally produced and manufactured products. Specifically, local paper mills can provide agency with paper, envelopes and other items at a much-reduced cost than can be acquired through current GSA methods. Allowing the agency to directly purchase these (and other) goods would not only save money, but decrease time of acquisition, paperwork and staff manhours.... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Eliminate operator licensing program

Eliminate the Forest Service driver/operator licensing program. Training and subsequent documentation should be the responsibility of the supervisor and/or safety managment. Creating examiner programs and licensing is costly, it duplicates state licensing programs (in some areas), and is largely a safety program. So where does the the FS put it? Why, under Engineering and Fleet of course. Also,while we're at it, make... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Consolidate Law Enforcement and Security to Treasury

Currently Treasury components such as the Mint, BEP, FinCen, IRS and others have separate enforcement and security functions. It would be better create a Treasury Law Enforcement and Security arm to standardize equipment, training and policy; consolidate patrols; and use economy of scale thinking to reduce costs and achieve better efficiency with implementation of security measures.

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Department of Justice

BOP Commissary Crunch

The Bureau of Prisons has approximately 183 institutions with approximately 177,000 inmates. We move inmates throughout the Bureau and ship the inmate’s property utilizing United Parcel Service (UPS). The Bureau of Prisons does get a discount on the shipping cost however, the inmates are authorized to ship commissary goods mostly perishables such as soups, rice, candy, etc. The cost to ship these commissary items... more »

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Department of Defense

Only complete essential processes

With a projected reduction in force, a projected reduction in work should also be considered. To not kill the already delicate morale of the federal workforce, all processes/work being accomplished should be relooked at to determine which items are essential to complete by the reduced workforce. This might not seem like a cost savings, but your personnel are your most important asset. It is unreasonable to expect workers... more »

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