Showing 14 ideas for tag "fda"

Commission on Civil Rights

Please address concerns about management abuse

There are various examples where employees try to seek out assistance in order to alleviate very stressful situations with innapropriate management. Sometimes it is discrimation, other times is bulling, other times is just an issue with personality conflict or simply management acting innapropriately at work. If the agency continues to "brush" off these complaints by dismissing them quickly at the EEO levels, they are... more »

Voting

5 likes
Active

Department of Health and Human Services

Electronic Dataset Size Reduction Process

In 2005, the FDA began accepting electronic submissions in lieu of paper. The greatest culprits in submission size are clinical and non-clinical study datasets. To alleviate the stress on FDA reviewers in processing and analyzing all the relevant data, the FDA has begun accepting standardized data, specifically CDISC-aligned data. The eData team noticed that dataset sizes have increased at an alarming pace, placing an... more »

Voting

3 likes
Active

Department of Health and Human Services

Go paperless for Govtrip

GovTrip is supposed to be a paperless with receipts uploaded into the system. W ehave to upload the receipts, then mail them along with a hardcopy authorization and vocuher. We could save the money invested in time, paper, envelopes and postage if we would just use the system as it is intended to be used. If finace has to have a hardcopy they could print it out themselves.

Voting

4 likes
Active

Social Security Administration

Checking Bed Bug Registry before federal travel and other sites

One of the problems that has occurred when people are in travel status or in training is that they often find themselves vermin victims. In order to prevent bed bug bites a good thing to do would be to check the bed bug registry which has reports of hotels which have bed bug infestations as well as similar sites. We had a lady who was attacked by ants in a Dallas hotel while in a training class. Such efforts would reduce... more »

Voting

2 likes
Active

Social Security Administration

If contractors are needed hire them to train employees

The Department of the Air Force (as a good example) hires temporary contractors to work alongside FTE's. When the FTE's become proficient in the area of responsibility, the contract ends. This provides greater responsibility and opportunities for the FTE. The need for year to year contracting because of the lack of existing experience eventially gets significanlty reduced or eliminated.

Additionally, the FTE learns a... more »

Voting

4 likes
Active

Department of Veterans Affairs

Reducing Redundancy with Refills and Renewals

All outpatient prescriptions (new, partials, renewals, refills, etc.) are dispensed with Patient Medication Information (PMI). PMI is printed information about prescription medicine provided by pharmacy to patients and should be given with ALL NEW prescriptions. This does not include Medication Guides which are required to be dispensed with certain prescription medicines that have serious and significant public health... more »

Voting

4 likes
Active

Department of Health and Human Services

Save 46,172 man hours and $107,00 dollars of paper

In 2010, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Florida District completed approximately 929 Domestic Inspections. The copying and distribution of these reports and exhibits were completed by technicians and required approximately 3716 man hours, 1,114,800 ($7300.00) pieces of paper , 550 toner cartages, use of limited filing space, and UPS shipping charges based on weight. Instead, these reports and exhibits could... more »

Voting

59 likes
Active

Legislative Branch

Save the USPS, solidify chain of custody, AND save money

Contract the US Postal Service to use as a government-contracted default shipper. The US Postal Service is a government agency, like the others, that need to prove chain of custody in evidence development when shipping samples for processing. Having the our couriers be government employees would solidify the chain of custody, decrease shipping costs, and increase funds to keep more USPS offices open.

With the cooperation... more »

Voting

10 likes
Active

Department of Agriculture

Eliminate Farm Subsidies

More than 70 percent of aid goes to the largest 10 percent of farm businesses. With an average income 28 percent higher than the U.S. average, farm households don’t need federal welfare. Save $30 billion.

Voting

14 likes
Active

Department of Health and Human Services

Increasing productivity by limiting distracting blast e-mails

Our workdays are frequently interrupted by "blast" emails intended for broad audiences. These emails serve as random interruptions that break up the rhythm of our work-tasks, and reduce our attention span and productivity. There are many peer-reviewed scientific journal articles supporting the negative effects of random distractions on attention and productivity, including reductions of our energy and efficiency. This... more »

Voting

42 likes
Active

Department of Health and Human Services

Shipment Fee Will Fund Public/Private Jobs

The U.S. economy is awash in non-compliant and/or illegal products shipped to the U.S. The non-compliant or illegal goods damage our economy by directly competing in markets where U.S. manufactured products that are compliant with federal, local and state regulations are sold. The products that enter the U.S. fraudulently are often disguised, mislabeled as compliant, and dangerous. The federal government spends billions... more »

Voting

6 likes
Active

Department of Justice

Federal Employee Video Testimony

Routinely the DOJ and US Attorneys Office will subpoena Federal employees to testify in cases outside of the employee's geographical work area.

These cases can often be cross country in nature as currently my office on the West Coast is working to find funding to send an employee to the East Coast for under one hour of general background testimony.

A cross country flight and hotel for less than one hour of general testimony.... more »

Voting

20 likes
Active