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3. Create Incentives and a Recognition Program to Promote Participation, Collaboration and Transparency Among Federal Agencies

The Federal Government should celebrate those agencies and federal managers who demonstrate a strong commitment to open government and develop new innovations for working with the public. An annual award should honor excellence in open government. The award should contain criteria requiring broad-based collaboration and community involvement, innovation, and promotion of best practices that result in outcomes that advance ...more »

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Give Citizens a Simple Checklist for Rating "Public Engagement"

When I attend a meeting that is supposed to involve some type of "public engagement", it would be nice to have a simple checklist that I could use to rate whether that meeting really was Transparent, Participatory, and Collaborative. This simple checklist could be the standard tool for citizens to provide feedback to government agencies about the quality of their public engagement activities. In fact, the requirement ...more »

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Encourage Legislation to Enforce Transparency

The president should encourage Congress to establish a criminal penalty for willful concealment or destruction of non-exempt agency records requested under FOIA, as well as penalties for employees and contractors who repeatedly fail to comply with CUI policies and employees and contractors with original classification authority who repeatedly fail to comply with proper classification policies. Such penalties would be ...more »

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PELOSI

Why is this person still in office? Really..I mean it! How can anybody support somebody that has no regard for the men and women dying everyday to make her safe. How can anybody support somebody that is fighting to defy a presidential order banning the release of pictures that will absolutely for sure if released will result in the direct deaths and injuries of many of our troops and will also encourage many more terriorists, ...more »

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Objective Rather Then Subjective Performance Appraisals

The performance appraisal systems at many of our government agencies including HHS have been a failure for far too long. In their current structure they do not ensure that ratings are in line with actual performance and they are highly subjective rather then objective allowing for varied interpretations and abuse by managers who want to play favorites and not look at the work that has actually been achieved. Written ...more »

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implement 360 degree performance appraisals in federal government

The federal government needs to move to 360 degree performance appraisals, in which more than just a person's boss opines about an employee's performance in his or her job. It is too easy for a boss to be subjective, without a check of getting the views of the employee's peers and subordinates. It's very easy, for example, for a manager or executive to look good to his or her boss, but be just an awful manager of his ...more »

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Transform Relationship with Native Americans

When American activists try to bring up with the Chinese government the human rights issue of Tibet's oppression, their general reply is, "When you address the unresolved issues with Native Americans, then we'll talk." Obama was the first US president to ever visit a Native American reservation while on campaign. And still, at the inauguration, there was no ceremonial presence or mention of the people who originally ...more »

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Austerity

Here is a novel idea - when the economy is down - LOWER SPENDING! Mr. Obama - should we all follow your example and spend money like drunken sailors? Should we max out all our credit cards and then print our own money (for us that would lead to jail- for you it will lead to being the worst president in history)? Should we follow your example? I say no - cut government spending by 25% for starters and then if the ...more »

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Performance Evaluations in the Gov't

As a gov't employee with the Dept of Justice, I have been required to write my own performance evaluations for the last four years. When I say required, it is more along the lines of "if you don't write them, then you will just have to accept what is given to you, and it may not be as favorable". So, I've been giving myself very impressive performance evaluations, both quarterly and yearly, for the last four years (I've ...more »

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Spend, Spend, Spend, When will it stop?

The Obama administration has spent more in the last 5 months than the previous administrations have spent in the last 30 years combined. I resent your cocktail parties with the $100 per pound beef from Japan. If you are going to spend money, make sure you are buying American products. Also, we do not care about your date nights. But we do care about how much money you are spending on your date nights because it ...more »

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