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Department of Energy

Simplified PCS Payments

Require all PCS moves to be via the fixed (per diem) rate and for all costs of the move to have a fixed rate component. Include a fixed cost option for housing associated costs such as closing costs based on the part of the county the employee lives in (similar to the cost of living adjustments). This will simplify the payment and auditing process while also simplifying the process for the employee as no receipts would... more »

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Department of Defense

7 Weeks waiting on "Airlifted" Unaccompanied Baggage?

I have made 5 international Permanent Changes of Station (PCS) in my 12-year military career. Each move, I am allowed to move ~1k lbs of "express" goods (called "unaccompanied baggage") which are allegedly shipped via air cargo to my new location. However, these shipments take 6+ weeks to arrive...what plane takes 6 weeks to get to the new location?

Of course, there are other nodes in the transportation chain, but... more »

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Department of the Interior

Eliminate Admin Costs Associated with PCS

Instead of having PCS costs submitted with every single receipt and then filled out on a gathering sheet, and then on to a paper voucher, and then sent hard copy mail to AOC, for someone to then audit each voucher, then eventually reimburse a portion thereof to the employee, just permit agencies to authorize a flat PCS amount. There is so much labor time spent on filling all this out and calculating WTA, then again with... more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce personnel movements; reward continuity

Change is a constant. However, I see no point to the constant PCSing, PCAing, management rotations, etc. that causes a loss of corporate knowledge! It is occurs for the "sake" of a military or civilian's career, but it seems like it happens at the expense of the mission and taxpayer.

Each time a person moves, corporate knowledge is lost and so much time is spent training and bringing a new person up to speed. It... more »

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Department of Defense

Hold Business Partners Accountable for Services Provided

A guy walking around with his hand down his pants, belching, and complaining that he was too old to move heavy stuff as he dropped a box marked “FRAGILE” . . . That is what the Army got when they hired a local company for a PCS move.

A rental car agent asking “why do you care, it isn’t your money?” . . . That was the response to a complaint that I was being charged too much for a car while traveling on official Government... more »

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Department of Commerce

Reduce FAA Documents; reduce PSC costs; Abolish the NEA

The FAA sends the National Weather Service (NWS)a ton of publications that the NWS does not want. I have tried to get the FAA to stop sending, but they keep sending anyway.

The government pays way too much money in Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs for the FAA and NOAA. These packages costs each agency millions of dollars each year. Why not offer employees 2 different packages to choose from (based on circumstances)... more »

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Department of the Interior

Give Local Job Applicants Hiring Priority To Save Moving Costs

When the government fills job vacancies, everyone who applies, regardless of their geographic proximity to the duty station is given equal consideration. If extra points were given to those who would not require a PCS relocation (and the expenses that are associated with it) then millions could be saved each and every year by allowing those who already live close by to fill vacancies. This would also be a great way for... more »

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Department of Defense

Restructure Civilian PCS Travel Payments

Currently the PCS Travel function for Civilians is extremely overtaxed. Most of the travel is paid for by the civilian itself (already taxed money) and reimbursed at a later date. This reimbursement has taxes withheld just like a regular paycheck. Then every year come March & April the DoD-DFAS Civilian PCS Travel Department must spend thousands of man hours processing a particular claim called the "RITA claim."... more »

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Department of Defense

Weight restricted overseas assignments (dity storage)

Due to weight restrictions for certain overseas assignments, the government currently pays for household goods storage. This includes items being packed, transported, and stored for the duration of the assignment. Currently members are authorized reimbursement of self moves of household goods for a savings to the government known as dity moves; my recommendation is to authorize members to find their own storage in which... more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce military PCS & goverment employee move frequency

A more restrained and thoughtful PCS and move cycle would achieve immediate and substantial cost savings. The military in particular has adopted the mentality that members 'have to' move every 2-3 years. Many commanders, senior staff or those selected for special programs are moved even more frequently. This not only costs the tax-payer many thousands of dollars per move in direct costs but many more in associated expenditures.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Recommended change to USCG promotion directed PCS move policy

The USCG has a wasteful and inefficient policy that initiates a permanent change of station (PCS) move every time an active duty member is promoted to the next rank. This wasteful policy covers enlisted, Chief Petty Officers as well as officers.

There have been cases of enlisted members reporting to their next duty station, being promoted shortly thereafter, then immediately executing another PCS move, all within... more »

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Department of Defense

Save money, less military moves

The military ,every year moves hundreds of thousands of members just for career advancement.The taxpayer not only foots the bill for the expensive move but also in the 2-3 months of lost productivity Cut these permanent change of station moves by 2/3. Raise the time on station limit to 6 years before someone can move to another base.

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Department of the Interior

Incentive for Self Move Relocation When Changing Gov't Jobs

It should be obvious to everyone that renting a U-Haul and moving yourself is a much cheaper option than spending enormous amounts of money to have professional moving companies move household goods when federal employees transfer to a new duty station. The governemnt should offer to cover the costs associated with moving your possesions yourself along with a cash incentive for doing so. The self moving costs even with... more »

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