We shouldn’t be buying niceties when we are in debt, i.e., pretty pens with the government funds... more »
When employees print, use duplex printing!
When employees take notes, write on both sides!
If the Agency distributes monthly Posters to hang up in the building, print 2 months at a time. Flip the poster over after the first month.
When an employee gives a presentation, use the "white space" on each side of... more »
Many Veterans receive pension (needs based), and not compensation, with the VA.
Many Veterans receive SSI (needs based), and not Social Security beneifts, with SSA.
There needs to be a monthly interface of earnings and benefit payment information between SSA and VA.
The Veteran... more »
Social Security benefits have a Family Maximum Payment.
SSI has a maximum on a married couple of $1,011. There is no maximum, though, on childrens benefits. If a couple has several disabled children, the couple could make more per month than most hard-working Americans who go to work.
SSI Benefits should have a FMAX just as Social Security Payments do.
The Department of Veterans Affairs processes disability claims. There are many, many thousands backlogged.
There are hundreds of thousands of Veterans who file disability claims annually. Many of these Veterans are receiving, or have filed for, Social Security disability. In an electronic environment, and with... more »
The time spent travelling, in additional to the mileage and hotels required, cost the Federal Government millions of dollars yearly.
Videoteleconferencing is a very effective method of communication and is commonly used in the private sector.
The advances in automation now allow ROs and Area Offices to see the same listings and documents... more »
Establish a confidential incentive program to pay individuals who inform on employers/employees violating employment laws that ultimately leads to a conviction.
- employers paying wages 'under the table'
- employers paying illegal aliens
- employees getting paid 'under the table' WHILE the employee currently receives unemployment benefits
The Federal Government should not hire employees just because they meet a quota.
I've seen too many employees hired to meet a targeted category, who were totally unable to do the job. Some were eventually terminated, some still working.
By getting the best qualified candidates, we would cut out the waste in money used to train, and give the American Taxpayers the Federal Government that they expect and deserve.