Showing 12 ideas for tag "financial waste"

Department of Veterans Affairs

Wasting 500cc IV minibags - RN

We should eliminate hanging the 500cc minibags of normal saline when infusing an IV antibiotic, for patients that receive IV antibiotics daily or one time a new 500cc bag of NS is hung and changed daily. On most occasions not even 10CC of NS is being used and the unused NS gets thrown away. We already flush the PIV and PICC before and after with either 3ml or 10ml of NS so why are we even hanging the minibags. Why... more »

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Financial Reform

USAF Finance Apocalypse

The current systems of the basis of funding our war-fighting machine operators and support is as close to a disaster as it can get due to decisions made solely by management that hasn't a clue how the technicians, auditors, systems and members work. The ultimate goal is to create a system at the lowest cost. This apparently means testing the system on the greater scale is too expensice and can be surpassed. If you ask... more »

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Legislative Branch

Financial Reform

It is imperative that we change the way we allocate funding within the U.S. Govt. We should use the business model and reward e.g. agencies for efficiencies, productivities, etc. Currently, the Congress funds agencies, the DoD, etc. based on how they spent their monies from the previous fiscal year. This is wasteful and unproductive. We need to perform a major overhaul of our budgeting process. This will take some time,... more »

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Department of the Treasury

STOP End of Year Bonus

Though this may make me wildly unpopular; stop End of Year Bonuses. True everyone likes extra money however; the greater good for America is being sacrificed for each of us to receive a small bonus. Let’s face it, on “average” every civil servant gets maybe $700 totaling in the millions; funds that could be better used applied to the debt or elsewhere. I’m certainly not a rich civil servant but I have a roof over my head,... more »

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Legislative Branch

Day for Day Pay Loss Until Budget Approved

For every day beyond September 30th that the Government Budget is not approved, all Congress members (House and Senate), the President, and his cabinet will lose a day’s pay without the ability to re-gain that pay. In any other job you are required to make decisions and stick to deadlines. Because of their inability to come to a resolution on the budget in a timely manner, often waiting until the last day or two to implement... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate end of contract spend down

Ways to encourage saving money from being spent at end of contract or end of fiscal year:
1. Allow for contract extensions based on funds remaining. This will encourage the funds to be used as intended rather than wasted uselessly.
2. Financial incentives for funds saved at end of contract. Similar to bonus policies in some private corporations: pay out a percentage of the money saved (with a reasonable cap) to all employees... more »

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Legislative Branch

Federal Chain Gangs to save costs on projects

We are in hard economic times instead of releasing criminals into the streets like California lets put them to work for us. They can work on improving America and Learning a trade. In the past it has worked very well. It can work well again now. The are hard time it costs alot of money to keep criminals in prisons and jails lets have them earn there meals and bed. I have to work for mine why should prisoners be able... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Make a single shipbuilding administration

Currently there are several departments of our government that build ships for their own purposes, e.g. Navy builds warships, Coast Guard builds its Law Enforcement/warships, NOAA builds its research vessels, Army and Marine Corps build warships. At some level, shipbuilding comes down to similar principles of Naval Engineering, yet the people involved become duplicated across each department. In under-resourced departments,... more »

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Department of Justice

Saving on overtime

To my surprise a government employee can call in sick on Monday, work a double on Tuesday and collect overtime for that shift even though his total number of actual work hours is only 40. I know that this will be met with great resistance, but the amount of money and time used astonishes me. At the same time to cover that sick shift someone else will get overtime?
It should be made policy that overtime will NOT be paid... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Remove coins and save production costs

Stop making nickels and pennies. The production costs of these two coins far outwiegh their usefullness.
There is also a large percentage of these fixed costs that goes to raw materials.

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Congessional Budget Office

Stop allowing Budgetary Continuing Resolutions (or do a study)

Continuing Resolutions cause contractors to be layed off when contracts cannot be renewed. This has a significant negative impact on our economy, impacts the moral of the American people and hurts individuals directly and indirectly.

1) The uncertainty of a pending shutdown causes governement personnel to spend time and resources preparing for the shutdown. Whether it comes or not the time is spent and resources are... more »

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