Showing 7 ideas for tag "huge savings"

Social Security Administration

Phone Applications For Smart Phones

I think we should develop smart phone applications. The phone applications would enable users to read information about any agency they need information on. Also workers in the field could direct people to use the applications or use the applications themselves to obtain information. One specific application I would like to see developed is a QR reader. From Wikipedia - A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code)... more »

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Department of Commerce

Eliminate GSA Schedules and Reform Government Procurement

Currently the GSA Schedules is a joke at best and a total waste at worst in terms of price discount for the goods and services purchased by the federal, state, and local governments.

Most of the pricing on the GSA Schedules are only 10-30% off the vendors’ list prices. The U.S. federal government agencies have consistently failed to realize any cost savings in its procurement practice based on the useless GSA Schedules.... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Contractor Savings Over Months and years

Issue: Break in service to Agency / due to delay in approval

Background:
There is more than anecdotal evidence that delays of re-upping Task Orders is due to:
- COTR Challenges
- Errors w/ Paperwork Submissions
- Budget Processing
- Agency Confirming need

Solution:
For existing contractors that have contracted with an agency, that are not complete with their support, the approval should be streamlined for additional... more »

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Social Security Administration

Online Social Security Cards

We issue millions of Social Security Cards each year. It is the single most frequent item for visiting a Social Security Office (30% of visitors!!). By putting them online we save:
-The public time
- Employee/manpower time- staffs could be decreased in some offices through attrition and retirement.
- We can also decrease the size of our lobbies saving rental space.
- Allowing them to print out the document could save... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Abolish the Penny and the Paper Dollar

It costs more to mint a penny (1.6 cents in 2009) than it is worth. It costs 32 cents to make a dollar coin, which lasts 30-50 years, unlike the paper dollar, which lasts 18-22 months. Instead of the proposal to stop minting the dollar coins [See the news report on NPR this summer documenting how few American consumers or collectors have warmed to the coins and Senator Vitter's bill (S. 1385) to halt production], the... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

TRAINING

Increase Virtual Training instead of conference/travel training, this year I have seen people selected for conferences that cost the government thousands of dollars in which the conference materials could have been released via online training. We really need to begin to tighten this area up. I suggest a guideline / mold (if you will) that allows travel for training. I suggest that staff and leadership investigate... more »

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Department of Justice

Law Enforcement pay and retirement only for those who deserve it

I suggest that Law Enforcment pay and retirement for the FBOP is only given to those staff who spend the majority of their shift (time) inside the fence during their career. The staff that work in the front offices, regional offices, and central offices should only get it if they spent more than 50% of their career working inside the fence at a prison or carries a weapon more than 50% of their career. Considering the... more »

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