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Eliminate Washing Sidewalks and similar surfaces.

I have observed many government office building owners or landlords that use water to flush dirt off their sidewalks and driveways. I suggest sweeping up the dirt and placing it in an area that could use more soil. This could help protect our waterways and conserve clean water for its intended use. Go green.

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Discontinue use of land line telephones

I suggest you discontinue the use of land line telephones. Most everyone uses cell phones and email as their primary sources of communication now anyway.

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GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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Systems furniture interconnectivity and reutilization

The federal government including the DOD, State, and local municipalities is likely the largest consumer of systems furniture in the country. While systems and office furniture and office furniture is a very competitive market and GSA schedules are established for just about any series and component needed, encouraging commercial off the shelf connectivity of systems would increase the governments ability to reutilize, ...more »

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Government-wide Reuse and Disposal Initiative

I propose that a Government-wide Reuse and Disposal program be established. This would allow for quantifiable cost savings in procurement and disposal across the entire government. It would also result in a measurable reduced impact on the environment. Too often equipment that is disposed of within one agency is still useful to another. A computer that was used for high speed data analysis 3 years ago is still more than ...more »

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Consolidate and share

Have computer systems talk to each other and share information. Examples of waste are the recent newspaper article of over 50 agencies that were performing in essence the same function. other examples are share data so prison inmates don't collect welfare or other govenment checks. Collection of like training together would save overhead. For example, is it necessary for every agency to have their own training department ...more »

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Who needs a roof when you have a solar roof?

When designing new government buildings, make the roof out of solar panels with no underlying roof. Doubling the roofing doubles the materials and labor costs while adding unnecessary weight. If the roof is an integrated solar panel, you would not need to have a roof underneath. the solar panels could either be for electricity or for hot water. Additionally, designing the solar collector to also manage rainwater into ...more »

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review and reduce garbage paick-ups

Maybe some facilities don't need to have garbage pick-ups so frequently, especially during the winter. At my home, I find that I typically only need a pick-up every other week. If everyone could reduce the number of pick-ups, it saves on the number of stops, the number of trucks on the road, the number of trips to the landfill, etc. If it is not already being done, the GSA should check each facility and see whether it ...more »

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Replace extraneous vehicles

There are available forklifts and other specialty vehicles for heavy or extra bulky loads. Federal agencies must stop buying 8-cylinder gasoline powered work trucks and passenger vans. Replace them with diesel-powered 4-cylinder work trucks with 3-6 personnel seating or minivans with 7 seats; such as the size of the Ford Ranger or, preferably, the Chrysler Town and Country/ Dodge Grand Caravan. Chrysler has the 2.8 liter ...more »

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Utilization Of Excess State And Federal Property

Have the GSA build a free online pool of excess supplies, furniture, tools, vehicles, computers and other IT or office equipment, and other excess items that can be used by any needing state or federal agency and that they can all donate to when someone discovers their department has an excess of any items. Reward people for donating their excess and for using the system instead of spending budget funds.

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Eliminate Large GSA Schedule Contracts

Eliminate large GSA schedule contracts. These contracts bypass acquisition regulations and oversight. Federal contractors establish GSA schedule rates, then keep these same rates for several years despite changes. This prevents the most up to date information from being proposed on government contracts. GSA schedule contracts typically contain high profit margins which would otherwise be reduced through normal acquisition ...more »

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Commercial Airfare Optional

I suggest you...Allow federal employees to fly using commercial fares when those fares are significantly cheaper than the government fare. While the government fare is refundable, there are instances when the commercial fare would still be advantageous. I travel to Memphis about twice a year, and I estimate I pay approximately twice the commercial fare on average.

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