Legislative Branch

Streamline Govt and Contractor Work Forces

I posted this under "Legislative Branch" but I really intend it for all branches: Do more to combine the HR, management, and integration of Federal workers and contractors. Evaluate the need for contractors in the various situations and determine whether or not those functions couldn't be better served by regular govt employees. Don't get me wrong, I'm a contractor myself and I'm not really wishing myself out of a ...more »

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National Science Foundation

Live where you work; Work where you live

Encourage agencies to hire employees within a certain radius of the physical work location. This could reduce the need for employee transit benefits, allow employees to shorten their overall day (work hours + commute hours), and it would help the traffic congestion, Metro over-crowding, and the environment.

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Department of the Interior

Colocate Federal Offices

I suggest you require agencies to colocate offices. Colocating should be done when the same agency has different offices in the same city or county even if they are different divisions. Colocating should also be considered when different agencies are located in the same city or county. Many businesses are doing this to cut down on realestate costs, especially when office space is limited. Colocating could also cut ...more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Flexible work schedules

Allow more flexible work schedules throughout the governement. The more flexible schedules would save comuting and reduce environmental costs (off peak comutes), and provide better efficiency and work life balance for employees. It should also include the use of telework which used with flexible schedules could result in a reduction in required office space.

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Department of Defense

Fit & Green Feds

Within the National Capito Region, federal workers are now subsidized to use mass transit in coummuting to & from work. That's fine for getting some cars off the road, and getting some of the folks to walk to metro stops. But, why stop there? Why not figure out a way to subsidize commuters who regularly walk or cycle to & from work? Walkers need new shoes & clothing, and cyclists need new bikes, tune ups & clothing/gear. ...more »

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Department of Energy

Federal fleet carpooling to save $, reduce emissions

Use Outlook to schedule federal fleet travel between offices/branches so more than one person is in the car. Example: Two people are going to the same branch office for meetings but were not aware of the other person's travel plans. This coordination saves gas, emissions and wear and tear and costs nothing in terms of infrastructure. Fleet departments can more efficiently deploy their vehicles and employees still get ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Control Transit Benefit Misuse and Waste

Better control transit benefits in the Washington, DC. area. Transit benefits are not supposed to be used for personal use or for parking. I believe if the government did a study in DC, they would find a significant portion of transit benefits are used inappropriately. I do not believe this is being done to defraud the government, but due to lack of knowledge on the part of federal employees and the fact that most ...more »

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Department of Transportation

Transit Benefits for Bikes

Commuters should be able to receive transit benefits for bikes in lieu of Metro benefits. These could go towards bike maintenance, or to pay for bike storage lockers at Metro stations. At just $0.55/day for a bike locker, this is a third of what I currently receive to take a bus instead. By encouraging commuters to bike, and making it easier to do so, savings could be realized not just in less SmartBenefits being paid ...more »

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