(@jennifer.foresta) kudos icon +

Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

Help support work/family life with the Parental Leave Act HR 626

While many people in the federal government are planning for retirement, there is a new generation of employees that can't be forgotten. Most families today consist of two working parents. As a mother, it is hard enough to return to work leaving your child in the care of someone else, but it is even worse not being able to take care of one's own medical recovery needs post-delivery because the federal government doesn't... more »

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2 votes
(@nancy.faber) kudos icon +

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Dear OPM, Citizen and fed applicants deserve better than OF 612

For goodness sake, come into the 21st century and redesign the gov't job app form to be USER FRIENDLY.
AT A MINIMUM, DO THESE THINGS:
1. Acknowledge people's busy lives & allow SAVE feature so applicants can work on it when all info is available and they have snippets of time.
2. Allow enough space for text entry in all fields. Section C Item 9, Section E, Section F, Section G are currently useless. Current set-up... more »

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2 votes
(@chadgiebrown) kudos icon +

Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

PENSION

I THINK OPM SHOULD HIRE ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL TO DISPENSE A RETIREE'S PENSION .

IT HAS BEEN FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS AND STILL NO PENSION. OH SURE THEY SEND YOU A SMALL AMOUNT AND EXPECT A PERSON TO LIVE OFF OF IT. THEY SEND ME A WHOPPING $714.00 A MONTH, THAT'S ABOUT $170.00 A WEEK.THAT IS REALLY NICE OF THEM.
I CALL OPM AND RECEIVE THE SAME RUNAROUND THAT I NOW HAVE A CASE WORKER, BULL!!!
I WONDER IF THEY COULD LIVE... more »

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2 votes
(@pittardm) kudos icon +

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

USAJOBS: Telework Positions and Positions with Flexible Hours

Create new formats for job postings on USAJOBS that include separate categories for Telework (y/n) and Flexible Hours (y/n). People who are looking for jobs would like to search for these, and it's not possible now. If employers have to step up and identify these types of jobs up front, telework and flex hours will be more job dependent than empolyee/boss dependent. Besides, putting them out there on USAJOBS will tell... more »

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2 votes
(@silona) kudos icon +

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

Put Public Documents online and citable to a paragraph level

WHAT

Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites.


WHY

* Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere.
* Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations.
* Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable.


HOW

* An easy-to-deploy archival... more »

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2 votes
(@silona) kudos icon +

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

Place public documents online and citable to a paragraph level

WHAT

Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites.


WHY

* Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere.
* Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations.
* Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable.


HOW

* An easy-to-deploy archival... more »

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2 votes
(@johnbersentes) kudos icon +

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Increase the ability to determine ROI via Cookie Based Tracking

It just makes sense to measure the effectiveness of your outreach campaign. Typically, cookies are deployed to track user activity and store personal information. But this method is far too invasive for government use.
Should restrictions be lifted to allow for the use of cookies on media placements for recruitment and outreach, agencies might spend thousands less on sites or sections of sites that are not producing results.... more »

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1 vote
(@wm.r.edwards) kudos icon +

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Talent Lost

In a recent survey of a government agency, over one third of those interviewed stated that they did not apply for a promotion or a new position due to the overwhelming nature of the current federal hiring processes.

Also, DHS just stated in a Post article that it has thousands more contract workers than it does actual DHS employees. They said the cause of this is in large part due to the federal hiring process and... more »

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1 vote
(@jsylvain63) kudos icon +

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Hire retired va workers

There is a large number of retired VA workers. These former VA employees have the knowledge and skills to process claims for the verterans administration.

 

Can they be hired on as contractors working from home to assist in answering questions or inquiries via telephone or email?

 

The retired VA community can help a lot, most of us worked for 30 years or more d would love the opportunity to help in some way.

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1 vote
(@reembertoparada) kudos icon +

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

Check that OPM HR Select the right candidates.

I know of a case where a 10 point disable veteran currently working as a contractor for OPM has been rejected to work as a Federal Employee for the same position in the same location and doing the same work that he has been doing for over a year. I notice that many federal HR personnel are being influenced by management to select only those employees they one for the position and not the employees that can better do the... more »

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1 vote
(@patrick.brown) kudos icon +

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Life Insurance Open Season

I think it's about time that the Federal Government has an open season for Life Insurance. For most people, you only get one shot at selecting your life insurance. You can't get additional insurance unless you go through a medical exam and hope that everything is fine and then OPM will make the decision if you can get it nor not. Why not just have some open season's to let those that want to increase/change, just like... more »

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1 vote
(@stephenbuckley) kudos icon +

Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...

Other OpenGov Ideas & Information Resources

Rather than post each of my "OpenGov" Ideas at 27 different websites, I have posted them at the GSA's website (since they are in the forefront of the OpenGov initiative). So, by this notice, the members of the OpenGov Team for your agency have been informed of those ideas. (At least, now, you can't say you were unaware of them.)

http://opengsa.ideascale.com/a/pmd/29640-6960

ALSO -- Your OpenGov Team members,... more »

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(@wm.r.edwards) kudos icon +

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Realizing Potential

Why don't employees apply for new positions and instead choose to remain unchallenged? This can happen for many reasons. Ultimately I think the fix is a culture change. This would involve a commitment to not only results orientation but a continuous learning environment. In order to foster continuous learning, it must be embedded within the business strategy of a firm. An option would be pay for performance. A way... more »

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