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Legislative Branch

Let me buy my own stuff!

I'm new to government and was taken back by the purchasing process in my agency. I've been waiting on equipment to get ordered after it was approved for over 4 months. There are so many middle men that if one person is not doing their job the whole process stops. We now are in danger of losing the money that was assigned to us as we approach the end of the fiscal year. This is an easy fix: 1) Make filling out the paper... more »

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Department of Energy

Multiple Travel Agencies

When booking travel we have to enter the request for authorization to travel through one online service but actually book air travel through a travel agent. The online service supports booking travel directly through them. Using two services adds an aditional $31.00 per trip.

The department should look for a contract that maintains the efficiency of online travel managment but reduces the duplication of costs.

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Department of Homeland Security

Adjust Border Patrol Agent Work Hours !!!

Instead of agents working 5 days a week for 10 hours per day, agents should work 4 days a week for 12 hours. That saves the government 2 hours a week per agent in the border patol. That is a savings of millions of dollars a month. Border Patrol agents will gladly sacrafice two hours of pay a week if that means they have an extra day to spend with their family and friends. Thank You

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Department of Agriculture

Speed health and safety

Learning to use and using the Dvorak keyboard arrangement (available on all pcs) increases the average keyboarding speed by at least 50% and significantly reduce health problems like carpal tunnel of the wrist. Movement on the keyboard is 1/10th of a QWERTY board. The most frequently used letters are located under the strongest and most mobile of fingers (QWERTY boards have 65% of all English words exclusively on the... more »

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EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

TAX POLITICAL FINANCE COMMITTEES

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FUNDS SHOULD BE TAXED LIKE ANY OTHER BUSINESS SO THAT POLITICIAN WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT RUNNING A BUSINESS IS LIKE. WHAT A BURDEN PAYING TAXES IS ON A BUSINESS. HOW THE FIRST 25 OR 30% OF THE FUNDS RAISED IS NOT FOR THEIR USE BUT GOES TO THE GOVERNMENT. A TAX ON CAMPAIGN FUNDS WOULD BE A GREAT EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR EVERY POLITICIAN AND POLITICAL WANT-A-BE.

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Executive Office of the President

Make SAVE Award Program On-Going Suggestion Program

Make the SAVE Award program an on-going continuous suggestion program Instead of having just a 2 week period for suggestions. It is doing a disservice to both the taxpayer and the employees to have just a two week period to submit suggestions. Should be able to do year round and perhaps have quarterly and annual winners.

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Department of Homeland Security

OPERATION FAX STREAMLINE

Over the past few months, we have been working on becoming more efficient with incoming faxes throughout CBP & Border Patrol. We receive at our port of entry on a daily basis on average 50-100 vehicle export faxes per day, sometimes one fax can include up to 20 pages. Our main focus was on vehicle exports and trying to figure out how to get reduce the receiving so much paper, wasting ink, and phone lines for something... more »

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