Department of Veterans Affairs

Email capability for messages to IRM

Have email and telephone voice mail access to leaving trouble shooting messages for IRM.

At this VA facility staff members are unable to report difficulties via email. Must call and leave message on a voice mail that seems to often get deleted by the staff picking up th e mail messages in the morning. Time saver and money saver as therei would be an electronic record of the situation ready for trouble shooting.

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Electronic Downsizing -- Save a billion here and there?

Cost of electronic document storage: $20-30 GB/year?

 

Federal government electronic document storage per year: Infinite minus one?

 

Consideration given to using compact document types: One minus infinite?

 

Savings if agencies uniformly implement electronic document downsizing (e.g., from .tiffs, .pdfs, .bmp, etc.): A billion or so?

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Executive Office of the President

Promote Presidential SAVE Award Program to State Governors for usage consideration

Cross-feed the concept and availability of this outstanding program with State Governors. Sharing this Presidential goal and OMB program objectives with states can assist them with their financial management and budget issues, Governor Association goals and objectives for improving state management issues. Most importantly, the White House and OMB can assist States, by sharing concepts of this program, and providing related ...more »

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Department of State

combining VPN/DSL lines

All the little agencies at post wish to each have their own little internet VPN. Each one has their own funding so each one orders an DSL line, router, ect. It would be better to combine all agencies DSLs into one high speed line at the Embassy and share it. Less routers, less circuits/costs.

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Executive Office of the President

Integrate Presidential SAVE Program IDEA Review Process with Agency A-123/P-Plans Process

SAVE Program is great, IF actions are taken on the many good IDEAs submited by dedicated Federal Employees. Right now, totals appear close to 18,000 IDEAS compared to 38,000 in FY09. Why the reduction? FED Agencies are very busy during fiscal year closeout process and there is frustration no doubt that employees didn't see tangible feedback on implementing more than just a few of the IDEAs. For FY11 data base, try to ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Consolidated Cemeteries

Arlington Cemetery can benefit from a change in policy for storing remains. This policy should allow cemetary owners to consolidate graves over 100 years old. Consolidation can be done in different ways relating to at least 2 factors, the number of graves and the size of the cemetary. Stacking coffins in some instances, should be allowed. Cemeteries as large as the Arlington National Cementery can benefit emensily ...more »

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Department of Defense

Tighten guidance on Civilian Labor Comp and Overtime Hours Pre-Approval Process

Within DoD, and most likely other Agencies, the Comp and Overtime Hours process needs to be tightened greatly. In the Air Force, a keen observer is likely to see many civilians talking away during duty hours with friends and planning after hours events, golfing times, fishing trips, travel plans, etc...and then, still claiming COMP or even OT hours. These hours are costing DoD and US Govt budget dollars. While the USAF ...more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce or eliminate USAF non-mission essential functions: Qtrly/Annual Awards Process; Framing functions when SQ Leadership PCS,

Be around the Air Force for a while and one will know exactly what this means in workhours consumption. Massive amounts of hours are consumed by enlisted and civilian personnel doing these functions noted in title. Yes...during the workday most often. Qtrly/Annual awards process burns up all sorts of time drafting up the awards, refining them, deciding on awardees, using GPC funds to buy the awards, etc...For the framing ...more »

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Department of Defense

Computer monitor

Make an instruction that dictates that personnel that are finished with their computer for the day turn off their monitor.

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Department of Defense

Hybrid CO sedan

Replace the Commanding Officer's sedan or other working sedans with Hybrid or electrical powered cars. This suggestion is not for work vehicles. (Only sedan travels.)

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Technician training

Place more emphasis in training commands both "A" and "C" schools that concentrate on educating technicians. This ultimately decreases the reliance on civilian contractors' technical knowledge and travel abroad to fix ships away from home ports.

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Department of Defense

Battle Lanterns outdated

Replace older model battery operated battle lanterns with rechargeable battle lanterns (batteries). The batteries currently used fail often(usually 4 hours after loss of power) and are unique and expensive to replace. Also, replace the light bulb with an LED light.

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Department of Defense

Ship urinal removal

Remove urinals that are installed onboard ships. This will save money on daily maintenance (approx 12 Man hours a day on my ship). The salt water mixed with urine creates calcium buildup. This buildup clogs pipes which require continuous maintenance. The CHT tanks are big enough to handle regular commode duties.

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Motion Sensors

Install Motion sensors for lights in spaces like shops, fan rooms and passage ways that are not manned 24 hours a day. This will save money on inport electricity costs.

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