Showing 7 ideas for tag "inefficiency"

Department of Health and Human Services

Let technical workers do work, and reduce technical contracts.

Technical workers are doing less and less operational work and more contract administration as privatization interests have pushed technical work out of agencies and into contracts. There are 5 times more contractor personnel than federal workers, and agencies know less about their own internal data systems than do outside contractors. As work has become more and more information driven, agencies have become more atrophied... more »

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Department of Defense

Completely Revamp/Overhaul Air Force Research Laboratory

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is stuck in the 20th Century and is in bad need of complete systemic overhaul - personnel, procedures, records & files management, as well as leadership: Physicists, PhDs, Engineers, and Technical personnel are required to be a “one person SPO” – being a program manager, logistician, financial manager, test engineer, data entry clerk, etc. Each “engineer/program manager” is required... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

End Duplication of Form Submission

Often times there is a long delay in processing forms. If a new form is issued prior to the acceptance of the information submitted on an old form, it requires the submission of the same data on a new form. This duplicates efforts both on the person/entity submitting the form and the receiving agency who is processing these forms. Also, if forms get lost, people/entities are required to resubmit the form. It is difficult... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Inefficiency in the name of safety

Over the past two field seasons, many of the forests in Region 5, including the Mendocino NF have implemented a "buddy system" out of concern for illegal grow operations occuring on the forest. The system creates an enormous burden on some of the most important individuals on the forest, those who prepare and execute contracts to meet the ecosystem management goals. These goals were not met last fiscal year, and will... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

FEMA/NFIP Letters of Map Change-Delivery Options

FEMA engages in Floodplain Mapping for insurance rating. The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are based on hydraulic and hydrologic studies captured at the time of the data review. The FIRMS are only as good as the data used at the time of completion. Because of this we consider updates from local government and private land owners. Depending upon the science presented as consideration for an update, the outcome of the... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

St. Elizabeths - Stop DHS HQ consolidation with USCG

Reconsider total costs of consolidation in terms of great costs of rehabilitating extensively decayed buildings with little national historical value. The Department, government, and tax payer will incur vast costs as a result of this rehabilitation, movement of large numbers of employees work spaces, loss of employees due to decreases in work-life balance, rehire costs, retraining costs, decreased efficiency, etc.... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Allow for digital signatures on Multifamily Closing Documents

Closing documents are currently in paper form and require hand signatures. This often requires the expense of overnighting the documents to the owners. If you have people in different offices working on a project, that involves more overnighting documents. Keeping the documents in paper form also makes it harder to track down documents. Allowing all parties to digitally sign and email documents would speed the process... more »

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