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Department of Homeland Security

TSA - Install gravity-power tray/bin returns at TSA checkpoints!

TSA should install gravity-powered tray/bin returns at its checkpoints.

Gravity-powered tray/bin returns are used at most European airports. The devices are usually just a pair of sloped rails. When a passenger finishes their screening, he/she simply places the bins he/she used on these sloped rails. The empty bins then slide, via gravity, back to the unsecured side of the checkpoint. The empty bins are then utilized... more »

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Social Security Administration

If contractors are needed hire them to train employees

The Department of the Air Force (as a good example) hires temporary contractors to work alongside FTE's. When the FTE's become proficient in the area of responsibility, the contract ends. This provides greater responsibility and opportunities for the FTE. The need for year to year contracting because of the lack of existing experience eventially gets significanlty reduced or eliminated.

Additionally, the FTE learns a... more »

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Social Security Administration

Stop all the electric escalators and encourage exercise

The government is spending a lot of money in trying to get us employees to exercise and lose weight. Yet the government spends extra funds to keep us from using the stairs by installing electronic escalators. Climbing just two flights of stairs everyday could result a loss of 2.7kg or 6lbs per year. Six flights a day could help you trim nearly 18 lbs. We could be saving energy, maintenance costs all while keeping a healthier... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Reduce/ Eliminate the National Debt - Not so Common Sense

My idea is for the "powers that be" to develop the ability for any monies left in the budget at the end of the year to be applied directly to the National Debt. Meaning that a local office can press a button and the monies go directly to the National Debt, they are not funneled back to parent agencies where the monies will be spent so they don't loose out the following year. Additionally I would like to add that being... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

TSA TV

Eliminate TSA-TV. Most officers do not have the time to watch this. If it is must have information, it will be briefed at the shift brief. Put the information in text and post it to the news link.

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Legislative Branch

Teleconference whenever possible- Eliminate unnecessary travel

Estimated Annual Savings: $25 million

By increasing reliance on computer web cameras and other video teleconferencing equipment, including instant chatting, the agencies should expect to reduce the need for some business travel, yielding savings in travel dollars, as well as increased safety and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Department of Homeland Security

Telework for TSA Inspectors

Allowing for Inspectors to Telework will reduce or free up the need for additional office space (and the associated costs). A majority of time spent in the office is for data-entry of inspection reports which can be done from anywhere. Inspectors are equipped with laptops capable of tethering for intra-net access. Allowances for Inspectors to bring home assigned vehicles would have to be made. I have worked on assignments... more »

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