Government agencies in the Washington, DC area lose out from their inability to lease out retail frontage in otherwise vibrant, urban areas. Although there are justifiable security reasons behind the government's decision to keep their urban buildings single use, were the government to develop a metric to determine which pieces of real estate were low risk, they could save money and even generate revenue by converting ...more »
District of Columbia
If each year, every department of the government had to eliminate just 1 document from being printed on paper and it was converted to be viewed on a computer as a .pdf for example, the savings would be in the Billions! For example: Time sheets are signed in and out on paper every day. Although we have badges that have chips in them to allow us to pass into secured areas and get into employee parking. Why can’t the same ...more »
I suggest that solar-powered air conditioners be installed in government buildings. This will help reduce the stress on local power grids on hot summer days and save energy costs, as well as improve the environment. Along the same line of thoughts, states that enjoy plenty of sunshine, e.g., Arizona, Florida, and Nevada, just to name a few, should be encouraged to implement wide usage of solar power and be used as "laboratories" ...more »
Have the option of unpaid Fridays off for ALL non-essential personnel.
Give DC residents states rights by transferring the city into Maryland, they will then be able to vote for the MD snenator and congress person.
Make it mandatory across the Federal Government no one can be assigned to D.C. / "Headquarters" for more than 10 years. One would hope as a new employee your first assignments would be in the field. Here you would learn your craft, the in's and out's of your job and the organization in preparation for advancement to positions of greater responsability. Once you have experience, and are assigned to D.C., this is where ...more »
Locality pay is very high in the DC metro. Unemployment rates are very high in many cities with significantly lower locality pay rates. The government can realize significant savings in payroll and help reviltalize cities effected by the recession by relocating large groups of federal employees to other cities. Modern technology allows for many conveniences including less dependance on physical location. Lets save money ...more »
Create a Wikipedia Style search database for each government department where information can be user updated to reflect information regarding prodedural policy, standards, ethics, responces to questions etc. The problem with many government offices is that no two people can give you the same answer to the same question, the purpose of a wikipedia style site is so that users can go in, edit the information to reflect ...more »
Using Voice over Internet Protocol establish Agency wide phone numbers for local areas - no need to print new business cards and saved time hunting down people. A new employee that gets hired gets assigned a number from a central office. They keep this number through moves up, lateral or whatever. No more reprint business cards or tracking down the guy who used to sit there before you. Savings through efficiency. ...more »