Campaign: Department of Transportation

More telework to save energy, improve productivity, health and safety.

I suggest that all federal agencies encourage telecommuting, at least one additional day per week. That will save at least 20% vehicle fuel consumption, reduce traffic conjestion in the greater D.C. area, and at the same time improve productivity, personnel health and safety.

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Campaign: Department of the Treasury

Require Agency to Implement TeleWork Policy For All Eligible Positions

Increase the number of people working from home by requiring that agencies implement, support, and enforce their policies and allow ALL individuals in positions which have been identified as eligible to work remotely to work from home. Use the pay periods as measures and set up a schedule where half the office works from home on Monday/Wednesday/Friday of the first week and Tuesday and Thursday of the second week and ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Health and Human Services

More Telecommuting

Instead of allowing Managers to hold back telecommuting (and they are) it needs to be expanded. New language needs to come down from the department level saying to use it as much as possible and enforce it. The President and previous President has signed off on this as has Congress but it's not getting down to the worker bees. If your position is the type where a large percentage is done on the computer or phone ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

BALANCING LIFE AND THE MISSION: COMPRESSED SCHEDULING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Over the past few decades, many state and municipal law enforcement departments across the country have studied the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a compressed work schedule (CWS) for their uniformed officers and agents. “Lateral thinking,” coined by Edward de Bono (1970) is a set of approaches and techniques designed to find radically new approaches to problems - to come at them from the side rather than ...more »

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Campaign: Environmental Protection Agency

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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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Telecommuting: Benefits the government, the employee, and the enviroment.

Employees whose work does not actually require their physical presence be allowed to telecommute from home. Saves on pollution emissions. Doing everything electronic saves on paper waste, and cost of paper and printers. Working from home the employee pays for the electricity required to run computer instead of government. Employee being at home will also save the government costs of water treatment, and waste water treatment ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Treasury

Telecommuting Privileges

I suggest that you increase the telecommuting privileges of government employees, conditional on the approval of their supervisors, from once a fortnight to as and when it is actually necessary for them to appear in the office for the following reasons: Most mid-level employees are involved in the production, editing and analysis of documentation so they rarely need to be in the office and their work effort is easily ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Telecommuting

Let workers who are able, telecommute a few times a week. This would save energy (energy used by the employee in the building, gas would be saved from driving too). Work should be measured in quality and quantity (productivity), not by how well an employee is dressed when they come to work and socializes.

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Campaign: General Services Administration

Train Locally – Use Existing FEB Training in 28 Locations Across U.S.

Large cost savings could be gained if federal leaders were encouraged to train their employees in the cities they work. Approximately 88% of the Federal Workforce is located outside of Washington D.C. This is better for the environment and will save the federal government in travel and per diem costs. Federal training already exists in 28 large cities through the Federal Executive Boards (www.Feb.Gov). FEB sponsored ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Capability for All Government Employees to Telecommute

All federal employees should be able to work from home at any time (24/7) and when the weather or a personal situation requires it. Employees could be more productive and the government would not lose that productivity during weather-related office closures or local emergencies. All the benefits (environmental, personal, etc.) make this a smart, cost-saving move on the part of any 21st century enterprise.

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Campaign: Department of Agriculture

Telecommuting to Save Funding

I suggest the agency consider setting mandatory telecommuting work schedules in offices equipped with Government Laptops. Having an office entirely closed 2-3 days a week would save, at the very least, office space utilities' costs. Employees working from home 2-3 days a week also would leave the roads less traveled and congested. Meetings could be held virtually. Customers could be advised when the office is open. ...more »

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Campaign: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Eliminate unnecessary employee and executive travel.

Eliminate employee and executive travel except where absolutely necessary. NASA has advanced teleconferencing facilities, and yet these facilities are rarely seen in use. Employees frequently travel off-site to attend meeting and functions that could be accomplished at lower cost through teleconferencing.

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