Showing 9 ideas for tag "outsourcing"

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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General Services Administration

Promote Free Services for the Government

The Government frequently contracts out unique requirements that it would otherwise not make sense to insource (basic make vs. buy concept). It clearly does not make sense to hire full time employees to complete tasks that you would only need a few time. It also doesn't make sense to set up contract vehicles for simple tasks that anyone with a computer and a little competency can complete. I know of a contract our agency... more »

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Judicial Branch

Outsource Encarceration

We outsource many products and services. Why not outsource incarceration of certain types of criminals to Mexico, Korea, Australia, etc. Maybe with the possibility of being put in jail in one of these places recidivism would drop off. Agreements could be negotiated saving taxpayer dollars and make going to prison less attractive for those who see it as a status symbol. The business of prisoner rights has gone too far.... more »

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EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

Income from taxing foreign imports

Taxing imported products would bring in an excellent source of income for US coffers. Instead of making it easier for products to be made in foreign countries, make it beneficial for American companies to produce "Made in the USA" products once again. Outsourcing takes jobs and income away from US citizens and gives them to foreigners. All well and good as long as the products we import are being taxed at a rate that... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Case Files should be paperless

Case files are a waste of paper with all the consistent printing and discarding of reports in the case files. That is an obvious waste, but what most don't realize is that we also have case file rooms or storage rooms that we rent in order to hold these case files. There is additional waste in funds that go to renting these storage rooms. And then lastly, after 5 years of a case being closed, the case is mailed to a... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reduce our chronic dependence on contractors for IT Services

Many parts of our organization are heavily dependent on external contractors to provide labor and services to government. They perform various technical functions, as well as procurement sensitive activities that really should be limited to fed-only staff, such as budgetary projection and resource allocation. While this may be a useful short-term strategy, to quickly ramp up and effectively leverage private sector resource... more »

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Legislative Branch

Contractors/Outsorcing

Save Billions: Contractor/Outsourcing in the federal government seems to be a method where contractors get rich and do not for the most part accomplish what they are hired to do at a minimum. In addition most contracts are raised significantly year after year after the original contracted period. This work has been proven to be more efficient and cost effective if done by government employees. The main difference seems... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Changing Energy Supply with utility company

In the last few years over 20 states have deregulated the energy suppliers in their state. This means that both gas and electricity suppliers are now competitive markets in those states. Just by researching each states energy suppliers and changing the energy supplier to a cheaper company, could save anywhere from 5-25% a year in electric and/or gas supply costs the government is paying on utility bills. In some cases... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Eliminate Technical Service Providers

Not to sound like an old hit song from Carly Simon but; "Nobody Does it Better" than we do. Outsourcing government work in my agency is a total waste of taxpayer dollars with no follow up after the job is completed. The work is often substandard and we have to spend as much time as the work being completed for us by contracting, checking and then paying for it. Hire more technicians at the local level and let's get back... more »

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