Department of Labor

SAVE PAPER< TIME< MONEY

All agencies that require paper drafts for review by another person could electonically send their draft to the reviewer for edits and release. Thus elminating less paper, less time spent reviewing, and less ink ,and less energy.

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Department of Energy

Each organization complete a six sigma lean event

Have each organization complete a six sigma event to streamline their processes to reduce waste. I know the organization I work with has implemented new ideas out of the air and sometimes performs additional work than that is what required. It needs to be determined if this additional work efforts are actually needed and are benificial. A lean six sigma may find numerous ways to streamline processes and reduce waste. ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Eliminate the $1 note and the penny.

The average annual production of $1 notes from 1980 - 2009 was 3.5 billion. The average lifespan of a $1 note is only 21 months. The average lifespan of a coin is 30 years. An April 7, 2000 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report stated that the government seeks to keep roughly 7.5 billion $1 notes in circulation. The cost of minting 7.5 billion $1 coins at $0.12 per coin is $900 million. The number of new ...more »

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Department of Energy

Pick the top 10 ten ideas to implement.

Pick the top 10 ideas to implement. There are alot of good ideas that people have submitted. Some people have been really creative and put alot of thought and effort into writing their ideas down. It would seem only appropriate to pick more than just 1 idea to implement.

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Department of Transportation

Establish a Government Owned Paper Shred Services!

This would create jobs, create revenue and save the government money. The government is required to save records for so many years and then dispose of those records. On top of that, the everyday usage of shredding that takes place due to information (classified or personal) printed that must be shredded. We all see the big shredding bins, full of paper, waiting to be picked up…..by a contracted out company. That ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

PDF should be the Default Printer

All government computers should set the Default Printer to the Adobe PDF setting.

 

If the Default Printer is set to the Adobe PDF, then all documents will be saved and backed-up in a file first, not wasted in paper, not wasting tax dollars on shredded documents, not sent to the wrong printer, not lost in some print queue, and bring us one step closer to a paperless society.

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Legislative Branch

STOP THE PRESSES!

Stop printing everything in multiple languages. We could save a lot of paper and printing costs by ONLY printing everything in English.

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Department of Defense

Paperless Full Cycle Contracting

Paperless Full Cycle Contracting. Paperless or Minimal Paper use to create Request for Proposals. Burn them on to CDs for the files (which might reduce 1,000 pages printed if it is a base contract) and allow contractors to submit CDs with their proposals and provide hard copy cover pages with signatures (this reduces a 100 pages document down to one printed sheet). Whatever crucial information a Contracting person wants ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Electronic Filing Cost Savings

Federal agencies have been moving to a paperless environment with regards to benefits, esp FEHB open season changes. But in order to keep the OPF (or eOPF) up to date, paper notifications must be printed from the payroll database to be scanned and saved into the eOPF. OPM should require all Payroll Servicing Centers to electronically transmit these notifications to the eOPF thus reducing waste of paper, staff hours ...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 Justice

Digital Bulletin Boards- FOR INMATES

Inmates should have access to memos, notes, updates, unit rules, menus, TV schedules, etc. on a digital bulletin board that can be updated at any time by staff using an online program. This could even include daily call outs! There is so much unnecessary waste by posting paper buttetin messages several times a week! Messages could be translated and into any language needed so that there is no excuse for them not understanding ...more »

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