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Department of Health and Human Services

Ensure adequate contract office support

I have been here for about a year and I have already seen two instances where my group was told that the contract modifications we proposed will not get done because the contracting office is "too busy". These two instances would have saved the government over 500,000 over time. This is just for a small division with a handful of contracts and I can only imagine how that would add up across the government.

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Department of Justice

Staff Training

The shuttered former Federal Prison Camp Allenwood should be remodeled and turned into the BOP correctional academy. By having USP, FCi, and LSCI Allenwood right ehre and USP Lewisburg 20 minutes away, new BOP staff in Introduction to Correctional Techniques could receive enahnced training though a one-week addition to the ICT coursem of which will be spent in on-the-job training under field training officers at FCC... more »

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Department of Justice

RETIREMENT

To both correct the reverse age discrimination of the current law enforcement retirement system and to save payroll funds int he future, I suggest the following: allow BOP staff having 20 years of qualified law enforcement service, ir-regardless of age, to retire without deferred retirement penalties ((As this is the only way to remedy the current reverse-age discrimination of the law enforcement retireemnts which... more »

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Social Security Administration

Make Private Representatives Accountable at the Hearing Level

When represenatives of claimants (at the hearing level) submit medical evidence within seven days of the hearing, those medical records must be sent to contracted medical experts scheduled to testify at the hearing by FedEx. The cost of the delivery of those last minute additions to the record to the Medical or Vocational Expert is absorbed by the Agency and also places unwarrented workload strains on an already tight... more »

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Legislative Branch

Centralized Congressional Staff

Each Representative can currently have up to 18 of his or her own staffers on the Federal payroll (and Senators can have an UNLIMITED number of staffers), none of whom are hired through any competitive Federal employment system. Each Representative gets almost a quarter million dollars for staff salary, and each senator gets between 1.6 and 2.9 million for staff (that doesn't even count office expenses and unlimited... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Increased Border Security Cost-Effectively

Using current technology and web based systems (instant messaging, groupwise, webcams) set up a site for .gov email staff such as Tower Officers in federal prisons to sign-in to the system, select assigned webcams of border security cameras, and report activity to the Border Patrol via an instant messanger.

(1) Border security would be greatly enhanced.
(2) Tower Officers at federal prisons would be providing... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Presidential Libraries

Stop establishing presidential libraries in favor of electronic and mass storage. There is no need to have libraries all over the place, to have facility and staff costs for each president. By condensing you can save a lot of money. Instead create electronic archives (which they already do) donate to the smithsonian and utilize a larger storehouse for things with less value.

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