Executive Office of the President

Expand the hours for public access to all governmental services while more people need us the most.

Hire more temporary workers to meet this need. It will create jobs while expediting the delivery of needed government services to the most vulnerable members of our population. Additionally, job-sharing, or 10-hour work days can also help fill the positions needed to get this done.

 

In the long run, it will save the government money.

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Department of Homeland Security

Electronic meeting materials save paper and provide access for people with disabilities.

Electronic handouts and other meeting materials sent out before the meeting allow people with disabilities to read them on their own computer using using whatever assistive technology they need. That way they can be familiar with the materials before the meeting. This is very helpful if a person needs large font, high contrast, or cannot see paper handouts. Having handouts in electronic format allows you to project them ...more »

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Department of Defense

Multi-user PC’s

Multi-user PC’s allows users to operate multiple workstations and share hardware / software resources simultaneously, directly from one PC. With our government [civilian & military] spending a great deal of funding to provide enough PC's for everyone, this virtually adds 1 - 6 additional computers without investing in separate, new operating systems or PC's. The power in today's systems are hardly being tapped. Investment ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Restore Access to Personal Email

My Department no longer allows access to personal email. This restriction results in my having to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to communicate with my children’s' caregivers and doctors, my doctors, and other important individuals/groups that impact my family. Why is it that I can get to eharmony, and soon to Facebook, and Myspace, but not yahoo email? This is a bad policy that needs to be changed. It decreases ...more »

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Access Board

Reduce Discrimination complaints

Utilize existing subject matter experts (Employees with Disabilities, especially Disabled Veterans) to perform accessibility surveys at ALL of our offices and meeting locations to determine if the facilities comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Draft a transition plan to correct deficiencies utilizing maintenance dollars. This will help reduce EEO Complaints and Program Delivery Complaints.

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Legislative Branch

Get Rid of Old Hard Keys!

Get Rid of Hard Keys for Our Offices. All employees currently have ID cards with access codes to campus and labs. But our admin offices use the old hard keys. These keys cost hours to track and maintain due to frequent changes in researchers and MDs, and are costly to change and replace because of the hours of paperwork required to place simple orders. Since the electronic system is already in place, cant we go to the ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Get Rid of Old Hard Keys!

Get Rid of Hard Keys for Our Offices. All employees currently have ID cards with access codes to campus and labs. But our admin offices use the old hard keys. These keys cost hours to track and maintain due to frequent changes in researchers and MDs, and are costly to change and replace because of the hours of paperwork required to place simple orders. Since the electronic system is already in place, cant we go to the ...more »

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National Archives and Records Administration

Modernize the Federal Register

I suggest you modernize the Federal Register. The Federal Register was created in the 1930’s to inform citizens of the day-to-day operations of government. It was the Open Government initiative of its time, providing access to federal agency regulations, proposed rules and notices, Executive orders, and requests for comments on strategic plans and proposed information collection activities. The Federal Register provides ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Single ID Badge System (CAC Card Recommended)

Standardize the use of Common Access Cards (CAC Cards) as the only identification card and access card for government buildings and IT systems. While working in DC, I had multiple building badges to get access to Coast Guard Headquarters, the Pentagon, DHS building, etc. None of the building access badge databases were interconnected. The sheer redundancy of systems is amazing. The CAC card issued and used by the ...more »

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