Energy is an issue that can be handled by the states. The US Constitution does not authorize the federal government to be involved in it.
Department of Energy
Blackout Initiative: Every form of U.S. Government Agency / Department building will be mandated to turn off lights, air-conditioners, heating, for one (1) hour. It will work in a layered fashion - east coast to west coast. Every day, at 12:00 noon, in each respective time zone, every form of government facility will power down all major electric-consuming component for one (1) hour. Perhaps coordinated through GSA... more »
I suggest you replace all large screen TV and computer monitors with wireless personal eyeglasses. The lower power, smaller, higher resolution displays would save time, energy and natural resources....
Help agencies expand student co-op programs and current Federal employee educational development through issuance of purchase cards tied to student-worker bank charge accounts. This would reduce paperwork, permit consolidation of various grants and loans in one account, reduce government payment for courses unsuccessfully completed, and provide a single accounting record for student grants, loans, and other reimbursements.... more »
Stop issuing government credit cards. Allow personnel to use their own credit cards and submit for reimbursement. This provides for more oversight and reduces the risk of fraud, waste and abuse. Personnel could then collect points, rewards, sky miles, etc. Receipt submission can be performed electronically at a central location.
Total black out one day a year. No electricity/power for 24 hours. Wow!! What an impact this would make on the environment the world and our ability to come together for a just cause. To save our future, conserve energy, and get back to life in the simplist of times for just 24 hours.
Hire robots to replace all government employees, that way no one would complain, they would work for free. But then we would need robots to fix the government employee robots because nothing works in the government.
Combine sick leave and vacation leave into one pool. Add them together and then take a percentage (say 85%) and give that to employees and just call it leave. So many waste time and money because they have sick leave to burn. If leave existed and was all like vacation, we wouldn't have the administrative headaches and the use of "sick time" when it wasn't really needed. This would be easy to do and save thousands... more »
Let the private sector produce and supply power to the federal smart grid. Letting the private sector compete for selling power will drive down the costly power bills. The monopoly on a utility company that owns the grid, the power plant, and the coal mine is fostering corruption, waste, and costly power bills. Build a smart grid that is operated by the government and let the private sector do the rest.
Provide incentives to federal and contractor employees that commute to work in hybrid or green vehicles to cut federal greenhouse gas-related emissions (Scope 3) of their workforce and energy use.
My proposal for the SAVE Award is to create an incentive that rewards managers (federal or contractor) for finding ways to save the annual budget funds within their organization, while still providing the same or even better levels of service. To many managers, this type of incentive will provide the avenue to actively evaluate their organization’s efficiency. Once the managers start implementing more efficient ways... more »
I suggest increase diversity in Federal workforce. Imagine, a workplace where everyone is the same. All of the workers are of the same ethnicity, gender, educational background, and socioeconomic standing. With a team of full of people essentially cut from the same cloth, where do the new ideas come from? How will agencies ever be able to see things from a different point of view? Without diversity in the workplace,... more »
Current policy for classified material protection and control (CMPC) requires mandatory changes of combinations on safes and vault-type rooms in every instance where: (1) an individual is reassigned, transferred, or terminated; (2) an individual having access has their security clearance downgraded; and, (3) a person with access no longer has a need-to-know or appropriate access authorization. However, this policy does... more »
HOMES OF THE FUTURE (Ball-shaped Floating Homes) Think of earth....it moves but the living things remain stable. A perfect home for vegetarians & those who can also eat fish as the only type of meat. The outside of such home will be similar to the soccer ball and serves as not only a protecting fence, but also rotates in the water when in movement. The seams will be made of recycled tire rubber. Such seams will... more »
Shut down the Federal government on the Fridays in November following Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day. Consider making these two days non-pay days when pay increases and awards are provided to feds. Just think of the savings/cost avoidance for that month!