Department of Defense

Laptops To Save On Energy Costs

Most laptops use approx. 30-40 watts of power, while desktops use approx 150-300 watts of power during moderate use + the power used for the screen. Many individuals leave their desktop PC's on at night and during the weekend. As today's laptops perform as well as desktops, cutting energy usage by switching everyone to laptops would save the government millions.

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Office of Personnel Management

Embrace a Results Oriented Work Environments (ROWE)

Embrace Results Oriented Work Environments (ROWE). This would allow employees to accomplish work where and when they choose so long as they do their work and do it well. By embracing this approach you will increase employee satisfaction which correlates to improved work product. Furthermore, the work force will be less dependent on set offices and may be able to save money on utilities costs if employees choose to operate... more »

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Department of Transportation

Organizations Must Justify NOT Granting Telework for Non-Operational Positions

I suggest a mandatory business case to justify all decisions to DISALLOW telework for non-operational positions as part of any new real estate acquisition involving non-operational personnel. This will force agencies to evaluate positions so that the government only procures the amount of office space it actually needs to fulfill mission requirements. Additionally, increased work performance should result because management... more »

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Department of Defense

Contract Modifications-Task order period of performance extension

many of the contracts I serve a a technical representative on use task orders that have expiration dates. We run into issues of having to extend the Period of performance each time we have a delay, even when the contract it is linked to is still current. This requires a contract modification to be processed which takes time and effort. Allow for a simple email to be sent, or within the contracts system that the full... more »

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Legislative Branch

180° Leadership Assessment

Allow employees to participate in 180° Leadership Assessments of their managers/executives as well as themselves during their Performance Appraisals. Creating a 2-way street (versus top down) could champion greater reward linkage to performance, collaboration, and communication amongst the whole work force. Utilizing an acceptable/approved universal electronic system across government to collect and share this data... more »

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Department of Defense

REDUCE UNNECESSARY TAD

VOTE THIS UP! REDUCE UNNECESSARY TAD (Traveling Around Drunk) or a/k/a Temporary Assigned Duty PROBLEM: Too many government program "line workers" attending non substantive awarded Contractor meetings across the country. SOLUTION: 1) SKYPE and other IT tools to manage meetings from afar. 2) incentives gov program line workers to manage cost, schedule and performance of a program budget per project/awarded contract.... more »

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Legislative Branch

Performance-based pay

Reform the federal pay scale to be much more performance-based. Supervisors are constantly evaluating employees, but it are dealing with a pay scale that gives very high base pay. Cut the base pay substantially and offer much more incentive for moving up in grade and step. This would save millions of dollars by cutting the wages of employees that may not be performing up to snuff, and many of them would choose to either... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

cancel $32B/yr NASA program

NASA should be disbanded. Inherently government programs (test facilities, launch facilities) shall go to the AirForce. The rest of the programs (research facilities and DeepSpaceNetwork) and funding shall go to the universities. The bureaucracy around the NASA empire has shifted to a nationalistic secrecy that mostly supports the military not the original and current charters of improving science and technology education... more »

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Department of Defense

Evaluating Civil Servants

Do a civil service-wide analysis on all performance reviews and set to work an initiative that makes it easier to let under-performers go. There are too many people that need these jobs and would be willing to work hard. Instead we continue to retain employees that constantly work at a sub-satisfactory level.

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