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Reduce or eliminate USAF non-mission essential functions: Qtrly/Annual Awards Process; Framing functions when SQ Leadership PCS,

Be around the Air Force for a while and one will know exactly what this means in workhours consumption. Massive amounts of hours are consumed by enlisted and civilian personnel doing these functions noted in title. Yes...during the workday most often. Qtrly/Annual awards process burns up all sorts of time drafting up the awards, refining them, deciding on awardees, using GPC funds to buy the awards, etc...For the framing ...more »

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Computer monitor

Make an instruction that dictates that personnel that are finished with their computer for the day turn off their monitor.

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Hybrid CO sedan

Replace the Commanding Officer's sedan or other working sedans with Hybrid or electrical powered cars. This suggestion is not for work vehicles. (Only sedan travels.)

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Technician training

Place more emphasis in training commands both "A" and "C" schools that concentrate on educating technicians. This ultimately decreases the reliance on civilian contractors' technical knowledge and travel abroad to fix ships away from home ports.

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Battle Lanterns outdated

Replace older model battery operated battle lanterns with rechargeable battle lanterns (batteries). The batteries currently used fail often(usually 4 hours after loss of power) and are unique and expensive to replace. Also, replace the light bulb with an LED light.

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Ship urinal removal

Remove urinals that are installed onboard ships. This will save money on daily maintenance (approx 12 Man hours a day on my ship). The salt water mixed with urine creates calcium buildup. This buildup clogs pipes which require continuous maintenance. The CHT tanks are big enough to handle regular commode duties.

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Motion Sensors

Install Motion sensors for lights in spaces like shops, fan rooms and passage ways that are not manned 24 hours a day. This will save money on inport electricity costs.

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Buy efficient on-station use vehicles (mini-trucks, golf carts) vice full size vans and trucks.

I suggest replacing on-station use only vehicles with smaller gasoline or electric vehicles (mini-work trucks, golf cart type vehicles etc). These vehicles are more energy efficient, cost less to purchase and maintain and will allow more personnel access vice having to drive personal vehicles around the command for govt business.

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It’s a Win not a Lost to Eliminate Regional Offices

Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is comprised of a Headquarter office located in Virginia and five regional offices located throughout the country (Eastern, Central, Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and Western). The regional offices primarily provide technical, investigative support, information technology, human resource (HR)/personnel, and EEO assistance to the many field offices. Most of the same services provided ...more »

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Work is an Activity, Not a Location

I suggest greater adaptation in telecommuting. As a frequent traveller, I experience various outages when returning to the home office keeping me from logging back into the network - network port is shut down, SIPRNET access is shut down, desk equipment falls out of some criteria for access. I have to rely on networking tricks to get a resemblance of working in the office - none are authorized yet there is no speed ...more »

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