General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Default Typeset

Change all default typeset to Century Gothic, which saves 30% more ink than Arial. This would result in millions of dollars in savings for the government, with a very simple change.

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Department of Commerce

One Email Address

Federal employees should leverage systems such as Ugov.gov to have one email address that stays with them throughout their career. It would be vastly more efficient to have one cloud based email system than 1000s of redundant agency specific systems.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Repair hotline or email.

Establish a hotline or email to notify an administrative office of broken equipment causing waste and inefficiency, make it a priority to publicize ‘how to report’ broken equipment causing waste and inefficiency, and track reportable incidents until corrected. As a new employee, I don’t know how to report restroom equipment problems, but I’ll research it today. Here’s an example on an incident in my building. The restroom ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION:SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Department of Defense

BLUETOOTH EAR PIECE FOR GOVERMENT BLACKBERRY'S SAVE MONEY AND LIVES

At the present time in the DoD you cannot have a blue tooth ear piece have access to a government Blackberry, yet almost every base has a policy the prevents talking on a phone (including a Blackberry) in a government vehicle without one. I know this is a security issue, but if you can Bluetooth a CAC reader to a Government Blackberry you can Bluetooth and ear piece without a higher security risk and lessen the safety ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Modernize e-mail beyond the firewall!

Attending to work-related e-mail outside of work is difficult without so-called 'approved devices' and RSA authentication... This level of security for employees who deal in non-secure operations is unnecessary and prevents employees from attending to work issues outside the office. By making e-mail difficult, the federal government is informally nudging employees towards using more flexible outside solutions such as ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Pick Up the Phone

"Pick up the phone." We've become so entrenched in doing business through email, we can easily spend hours going back-and-forth on issues that could be discussed in a brief phone call. The personal contact builds better relationships as well. People tend to be more polite when some of the anonymity presumed in email is taken away.

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Department of Homeland Security

BALANCING LIFE AND THE MISSION: COMPRESSED SCHEDULING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Over the past few decades, many state and municipal law enforcement departments across the country have studied the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a compressed work schedule (CWS) for their uniformed officers and agents. “Lateral thinking,” coined by Edward de Bono (1970) is a set of approaches and techniques designed to find radically new approaches to problems - to come at them from the side rather than ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Too Much Email

Add "Do you really want to reply to all?" confirmation to all government email systems.

 

1. Save bandwith

2. Saves employee time. No need to read and delete emails intended for others.

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