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Review revise Federal Computer Programs

Review all Federal computer programs. Many do not work are inefficient and difficult to navigate even for a computer person. This wastes huge tax dollars and is completely frustrating. Examples: NPS IDEAS, antiquated, poorly designed and locks up often. Review purchasing protocol. Now to purchase something it must be submitted in PMIS, then re-entered in IDEAS. Even worse, If it is facility related you must enter it ...more »

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Multiple reductions.

I suggest you reduce the amount of energy used. In the summer we freeze with the air conditioning and in the winter the heat is very high. Heaters are run in summer due to the air conditioners being so cold. Lights should not be left on in bathrooms when not in use. Halls should not be lit during daylight if sufficient light is coming in from outside. This should happen year round and not just during emergency situations ...more »

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Wasted Money on Unrealist Studies

I feel that the Government spend too much money on different studies: an example would be the study on teenage pregnancy, why people live below proverty it's just wasteful money that could be used else where. So I guess my idea is to stop wasting money on these useless studies that we alreday know the answer to the question.

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USGS publication process

Please fund the USGS Publications Group (PG) (a name that probably has changed again) for their editorial prowess. For some years PG has derived it's funding directly from editing USGS papers. This has been one of the worse management mistakes in my 27 years as a research geologist. It seems sometimes that they must scramble for funding with the result that informal data releases can take as long to publish as formal ...more »

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Supply Technician

I suggest one log in for the day would open all programs on your computer instead of 50 ID's and PW. I have atleast five ID's and PW's for GSA program alone. Lock computer when not in use to prevent unlawful use.

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Make staircases easier to find for visitors to large buildings

Make staircases easier to locate for visitors to large office buildings. When I visit the Forrestal Building I have more trouble locating the staircases than the elevators so I generally take the elevators. I suggest a drop down sign from each Exit sign located next to the staircase. The sign could be a simple line graphic of a staircase and it would be easy to spot down long hallways.

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Emailed Pay Statements

Instruct the United States Senate Disbursing office to stop mailing pay statements to people. Allow online viewing options. Offer opt outs for those not tech savvy. Twice monthly these are sent out, unnecessary costs wasted for postage.

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Energy Savings

Some of the office buildings in the Congress are using energy to light hallways and walkways that are lit by a multitude of windows. The Hart Building being one. The walkways are lit no matter whether the sun is shining or not. Major energy waster.

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We should use $1 coins because they save money, last for decades and are 100% recyclable.

I suggest we replace $1 notes with $1 coins, or at last enforce true 50/50 co-circulation. The enabling law and infrastructure already exist, so it would be easy to implement, but it needs Administration support to help the American people overcome familiar, entrenched behavior. A pilot study in late 2008 showed that when people understood the benefits -- $1 coins are durable and last for decades, they are 100% recyclable, ...more »

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Wasted money

I suggest that the Government cancel all Blackberry's services that have been issued to non-senior (SES) employees. This would save the Government money.

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