Environmental Protection Agency

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Telework for Government employees on code-red/code-orange air quality days

Government employees should be encouraged to work from home on code red air quality days. This will decrease the amount of pollution emitted, it would decrease overhead costs for the government, and it would protect human health by keeping employees from breathing the poor air quality. This could, in turn, reduce the number of doctor/hospital visits for people who are sensitive to the pollution, which would then save ...more »

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Recycle Terrific Ideas from last year and implement them

Take all the 38,000 ideas that I and others submitted last year and report to the American people how many of them were actually implemented and how much money was saved. This will save us all having to re-submit our wonderful ideas from last time, thinking that nothing will ever come of our ideas. How many of last year's ideas were implemented? Did you thank the submitters?

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Stop paying fully refundable airfare!

The federal governement should stop paying for fully refundable airfare. These tickets are typically double the cost of standard airfare. It is rare that travel plans are cancelled after being scheduled. Even if flights are changed the fee is typically not more than $100. Buying fully refundable tickets is essentially a continuous bailout to the airline companies. Very few corporations allow their employees to ...more »

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Government-wide Early Out Retirement for Employees Under CSRS

The Office of Personnel Management should direct all federal departments and agencies to offer early out retirements to employees under the older CSRS system. This will accomplish three things and effectively "kill three birds with one stone." One, it will take some of the most highly paid GS grade and step employees off of department/agency payrolls at considerable savings. Two, the cost to taxpayers for retired employees ...more »

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Eliminate Govtrip

Eliminate govtrip and work with the existing consolidators like Orbitz and Farecast to allow for sales of government rate tickets directly. $13.50 per reservation for Northrup Grumman is too high a price for too unweildy a system.

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Flexible work schedules

Allow more flexible work schedules throughout the governement. The more flexible schedules would save comuting and reduce environmental costs (off peak comutes), and provide better efficiency and work life balance for employees. It should also include the use of telework which used with flexible schedules could result in a reduction in required office space.

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Save Federal Dollars by Implementing the Best Suggestions

Take the best suggestions listed here and implement them. That will encourage more submissions and save countless more federal dollars.

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Consolidate Federal Chemical Hazard Assessment

I suggest you consolidate chemical hazard assessment in a single forum to produce uniform Federal judgments on chemical hazards, which multiple agencies could then use in their specific risk assessment and risk management activities. While chemical RISK changes depending on use and exposure patterns, necessitating different approaches to assessing and managing risk as appropriate based on use and other specific circumstances, ...more »

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READ THIS IMPROVED IDEA! WHY LEAD A HORSE TO WATER WITH A CANTEEN IN YOUR POCKET?

My idea is simple, yet encompasses a variety of our collective thoughts: LET US PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH! Why do I have 3 fluorescent lights above my cubicle, and 2 more on each side of my desk? Let's reduce the lights and use more energy-efficient, longer-lasting bulbs. Natural light is free and has health benefits, which enables employees to be more productive (productivity = $$$)! All faucets and toilets in our buildings ...more »

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Utilize Solar Panels in arid regions.

In areas where we have plenty of surface area and abundant sunshine we should make the best use of both. Let us the cover the tops of buildings and parking structures with solar panels. Buildings and structures serve a purpose, which is to protect us from the elements; however the tops of these structures just take up space - let us use them to their fullest capability. We should not be so dependent on fossil fuels ...more »

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How to Save Money in the Federal Budget

I suggest you change the federal budget process to eliminate the concept of use or lose money. We need a budget approach that promotes conserving federal dollars. Organizations should not be penalized for not spending all their money. The use or lose approach results in rushed expenditures for items that may not the best use of scare resources. Sometimes the hurry to spend money before it is pulled results in items ...more »

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Use US Postal Service

I suggest thay all Federal Agencies and Depts. use the US Postal Service for all Mail not UPS or Fed.EX. Will help the Postal Service reduce its deficit!!

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