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Gov't Recycling

I suggest that all agencies stationed in non-gov't owend bldgs recycle. Paper, bottles, glass. The recycling practices depend on the bldg and not the agency. It would be nice to ensure that all gov't agencies whether they are located in a gov't bldg or privately owned bldg recycle.

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Give old office supplies to schools

I suggest that any old gov't office supplies desks, chairs, paper, pens, notebooks, that are scheduled to be thrown away, be given to schools located in impoverished areas that need suuplies. The schools can be publice or private. The schools should be located in areas that are low income because the real estates taxes cannot support the needs of the schools.

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Dual Monitors

Give employees duel monitors, especially administrative staff. The increased efficiency has been touted by many tech companies and websites. Some government agencies have started to roll them out on their own. People that try them love them. It’s cheap to implement (often just the cost of a second monitor).

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Default double sided printing

Automatically set all printers to print out double sided. I know at the NRC it would save at least several hundred reams of paper per week. The double sided setting could be the default option and if someone needed to print out single sided, they could change the option. Also would need printers that are capable of printing double sided, but all printers at the NRC have the capability.

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Too HOT, but way COOL

Many government office buildings are kept too cold in the summer, and too hot in the winter. It is not uncommon to see employees in sweaters in federal offices in the summer. This not only uses excessive energy, but sets a bad example for the general public. All agencies would save significant overhead costs for utilities by adjusting building temperatures a few degrees warmer in the summer (encouraging wearing short ...more »

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Skip-floor elevators

Skip-floor elevators. Half the elevators would go to even-numbered floors; the other half to odd. From the ground floor, people could choose expediency (take first available, then use stairs for one floor up/down) or convenience (wait for the preferred elevator). Additionally, elevators should not allow users to select a floor adjacent to their current floor (e.g. can't select floor 2 from lobby). Employees/Visitors with ...more »

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Government contractors and GS pay system.

1. If any fiscal entity (i.e., company, corporation, non-profit organization, division of the company or institution etc) in any given year receives more than 50% of the revenue from government contracts, then it has to (i) adhere to the General Schedule pay system and (ii) make its staff compensations transparent. 2. Such an entity cannot assign the same employee to perform some work for the government and some work ...more »

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Eliminate TYPEWRITERS!

Yes, believe it or not, the government still uses them. When I worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission not too long ago, every secretary had one and the agency spent Godknowshowmuch keeping them maintained. What's even funnier is that the sole reason they kept these antiquated dust collectors was so they could quickly date correspondence once it had been signed, as if a regular computer printer or a date stamp ...more »

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