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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Department of Homeland Security

Passports and Green Cards (Go electronic w/these security updates)

I realize the “make a suggestion” contest phase is over; but this idea is AMAZING. I am suggesting that in every passport issued by the United States, and our allies, be equipped with a locator (similar to the tracker embedded in pets by the human society) woven into the electronic verification information (like the CAC card chip); that will contain all of the individuals pertinent information to include the picture ...more »

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General Services Administration

Reduce Telecommunications Costs at the same time facilitating the implementation of telework

Reduce telecommunications cost by eliminating land lines for all employees who have Blackberry or other telecommunications devices. This could also help facilitate a more seemless implementation of telework in that employees would have only one phone number, not one number for the office and a separate one for telework days.

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Legislative Branch

GET THE ACTUAL VOTES AND TALLY THE TOTAL OF ALL LIKE IDEAS.

Combine all the similar topics into one to tally actually votes. Who has the time to read through 16k plus ideas? That sounds like a waste of Government time and money. For instance there are nearly 10,000 telework, tele-commute, telecommute, work from home, etc. these should all be tallied and then count the total votes. Do I have to take the time to read through all of these? The point was made with one; although ...more »

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Department of Agriculture

Save by limiting TOS and hiring most qualified candidates

When hiring/filling vacant positions and a current agency employee is selected, allow that employee to stay at their current duty station or any other federal/department office or service center with sufficient connectivity (and VTC equipment if appropriate). This would not only save money from TOS and TDY travel, but this would provide continued opportunities for citizens living and contributing to the communitiies and ...more »

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Department of Defense

Encourage Telework Across Enterprise

Embrace telework for at least one day per pay period. With a laptop and Blackberry, I can be more productive and communicate well to my staff on these telework days. In the policy, indicate this is a privilege not a right and will be taken away on the first instance of abuse. On telework days, I leave my car at home, work more productively and longer hours, and am happier.

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Office of Personnel Management

Create a Mobile Work Day Status

On days when the Federal government would now be "shut down" due to weather, allow OPM to declare a mobile work day where employees have the option of taking unscheduled leave or teleworking. The government should never again shut down for snow or other weather events and employees who are eligible and equipped to telework should be expected to work on such days.

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Department of Labor

Reducing Office Footprints Through Hoteling

Although agencies have moved towards allowing more employees to telework, true savings will only be realized if the agencies then reduce their footprint of leased space. The best was to do this is to move to a "hoteling" environment. When combined with the elimination of land lines in favor of a suite of wireless communication technologies, agencies could either reduce their operating costs or redeploy those assets to ...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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Office of Personnel Management

Mandatory CWS and/or Telework based on COOP Plan

I recommend that all Federal Agencies make it mandatory for Non-Essential Personnel, based on their COOP Plan, to either have a Compressed Work Schedule (CWS) of 9 hour or 10 hour days and/or Telework one or two days a week. I believe that Non-Essential Personnel can still get their work done and work a CWS or Telework and it would not affect employee output based on an Agency’s COOP Plan definition of “Non-Essential ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Laptop and docking station infrastructure model

use laptop and docking station background: many agencies has laptop program/telework program which may (1) provide worker with desktop at work and laptop at home (2) provide desktop first then move to laptop when worker sign up for telework shortcommings: (1) for this scenario, agency has to spend on hardware (laptop, desktop)extra software lisences, extra maintenance cost, support for both. (2) for this scenario, agency ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Redefine Liberal Leave Policy to allow Telework

When OPM declares "Liberal Leave Policy" due to inclement weather or other events/emergencies, Federal employees are expected to use annual leave (without prior supervisory approval) or come in to work. I suggest that the "Liberal Leave Policy" be revised to also allow employees with valid telework agreements to telework from home (without prior supervisory approval). This would greatly increase Federal employee productivity ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Telework should be the norm, not the exception

Make telework the norm, not the exception. Some organizations, like the Patent Office, do an exemplary job of this: employees work from home normally, and reserve office space only when necessary to conduct meetings, use special facilities, etc. Granted, some people would have a tough time doing their job remotely (it's hard to launch an Astronaut who's telecommuting on launch day, for example), but the other several ...more »

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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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Department of Homeland Security

Telework places

Provide telework locations near to employees residences. You'd have all the benefits of telework, plus if you utilized other government offices, you'd have secure locations that several employees could share by rotating when teleworking; you'd have secure equipment, some oversight and monitoring; without the necessity of checking out to assure that the teleworker's home "office" space is proper or providing the employees ...more »

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