National Archives and Records Administration

Electronic Federal Register Notice Submission

I suggest that Federal Register Notices be submitted electronically. Today, we have to submit each Federal Register Notice with 4 paper copies, including one on yellow paper. In addition, each Notice has to be downloaded and submitted on a separate disk or CD. Notices cannot be aggregated on one disk or CD. The package then has to be mailed to the appropriate Agency official and then sent to the Federal Register Office.This... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Alternate work schedules/sharing office space

I would like to suggest office/cubical sharing. We all have laptops and most have blackberries. We could work alternatate shifts (every other week, every 2 weeks, etc) - one in office, another at home. This could save some building rentals, BG&E and phone bills. With Health Care Reform, many new hires are needed with limited space and we currently occupy multiple buildings.

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Department of Homeland Security

Software

Switch over to open source software. The government spends millions each year on licenses from Microsoft when there are many more stable programs out there. Replace operating systems with a Linux based program, use open office instead of MS Office, Firefox instead of IE, Thunderbird instead of Outlook. These programs are free or very low cost, robust, user friendly, feature-packed and secure. Many governments in Europe... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Move Office Locations out of major cities that require pay for parking for GOV's

Government agencies with GOV's (gov. owned vehicles) should relocate offices outside of major cities that require the agency to pay for parking. I'm sure with most government agency's (depending on the amount of leased vehicles) rent for parking spaces is higher that the leased office space. This would save the government/agency a lot of money.

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Department of Labor

More Usage of Fuel Efficient Cars or Alternative Energy Vehicles

More usage of Fuel efficient cars. Utilize more hybrid vehicles, electric and/or hydrogen fueled cars. If the biggest employer in the country moves toward this technology, everyone benefits (employee, government, and environment). We (the government) have the power to make this happen. we owe it to the next generation. We (the government) should set the example. We have the technology to do it. Less talking More... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Nine dollar stapler

A NINE dollar stapler? A regular office use stapler should not cost us nine dollars, when I can get it retail for one dollar. Evaluate general office supplies cost against lowest retail cost. As a bulk consumer we should pay less than retail.

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Department of Agriculture

IT Specialist

I suggest you change the default for local printers to DUPLEX instead of SIMPLEX whereever the printer is capable of printing DUPLEX. This will result in an imediate savings in paper.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Email to relevant recipients

Send mass emails to appropriate recipients only. Even though I work at NCTR in AR, I receive several emails a day that are only relevant to employees at White Oaks or other facilities. It takes time, let alone resources, for each of us to glance at these and delete them.

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Department of Homeland Security

The New Telework Program Overhaul that will Reduce Government Spending by Half

The Federal Government should allow all non-essential personnel to telework from home on a daily basis which would save the Federal Government in transit benefits cost, office building cost, office equipment cost and electricity cost. During this initiative each employee will be provided with a laptop vs. a desktop computer for mobility. The laptop used should be equipment with video teleconferencing to allow the employee... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

"DO IT WRIGHT THE FIRST TIME"

I suggest "DO IT WRIGHT THE FIRST TIME"

 

THERE ARE SO MANY

STORIES, i HAVE HEARD FROM VETERANS THAT THEY DON 'T GET ALL THE INFORMATION, OR HOW THEY SHOULD GO ABOUT GETTIING THE PROCESS COMPLETED WRIGHT THE FIRST TIME.

 

IF IT'S WRIGHT THE FIRST TIME YOU SAVE TIME AND MONEY.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Professional Membership Dues & Scientific Meeting Registration Fees

Currently, Government does not allow payment of employee professional membership dues under any circumstance. Empolyees attending a scientific meeting/conference to present research who are not members often pay a signficantly higher non-member conference registration fee than if the Government had paid membership dues to allow registration as a member. For this specific case, Government should pay membership dues in... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Paper Certificates for Completing Training Courses

Stop spending money on postage and paper to send paper certificates to participants for training. I have two seperate websites that I can look up training courses that I have attended and received credit for. I do not see the purpose in receiving a paper copy certificate. The paper certificates are usually printed on a heavier style of paper as well. Ink, paper, postage, and time are all wasted on this process. An e-mail... more »

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