Legislative Branch

TELEWORK PROGRAMS BOTH MANDTORY AND INCENTAVISED.

Every Federal Facility in a non-attainment area for Particulate Matter (PM) or Ozone would be mandated by Executive Order, directly for the President to have and report on a Telework program. These federal facilities should be required to survey all jobs at the facility and assign the maximum number possible to the telework program. These jobs should have a weekly telework schedule for days per week they will be working... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Work From Home

I suggest the rules and restraints governing telecommuniting be lifted and employees be allowed to work from home permanently with approval granted on a case-by-case basis instead of being determined by occupation. I am a POD neutral employee. I have no co-workers POD'd in the same location. When I was selected for the position, it took REFM 6 months to locate a cubicle for me. In spite of that, I was told "no flex".... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Flexible Work Environment

I propose we eliminate the 1950’s cube farm approach from our federal offices and create a more flexible work environment. There are two keys issues here I want to present: 1. Elimination of government issued desktop computer, desk phone, laptop and cell phone. With 67% of Americans of working age owning a personal laptop (and cell phone), government provided office hardware is a duplication of what our employees already... more »

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Department of Defense

Shared Office Space

In conjunction w/telecommuting, used shared office space. Private industry identifies their workers that do not need a fixed office because of telecommuting and work-related travel. These workers use a flexible space that is shared by other similar workers. Saves on space and furniture costs. All furniture is very adjustable which improves ergonomics for everyone using it. Shared space is not cluttered with anyone's... more »

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Department of Energy

Use Shared Office Space and Telecommuting

The Department of Energy does not effectively promote or use shared office space and telecommuting to save operating costs, energy, resources, and impact to environment. By improving the frequency of telecommuting for employees, there would be less office spaces needed and setup designated shared offices to match schedules when employees need to attend the main office. This would work at the Department of Energy’s -... more »

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Department of Defense

DOD Implementation of Defense Knowledge Online (DKO)

IDEA: Direct MilDep/DoD to migrate their portals to DKO then sunset such portals & use DKO enterprise svs. WHY: Title 10 USC Sec 2223/DoDD 5144.1 require DoD CIO to eliminate duplicate IT/national security systems in MilDep/DoD. DoDD 8000.01 requires DoD CIO issue enterprise-wide plans, policies/procedures to enable DoD IT mgt. WHAT: DKO enables 2.5M DoD users global access to info resources from any computer for... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Government-wide telecommuting pilot project

I suggest a telecommunicating pilot program for up to a year. All agencies will be required to permit and encourage a liberal use of telecommunicating unless they can reasonably document that the mission of the agency IS being compromised (not "might be" compromised). See if anyone notices a difference in efficiency and effectiveness. Limit telecommuting for new employees for a reasonable period of time to enable managers... more »

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Legislative Branch

Telecommuting, e-commuting, working from home

Telecommuting, e-commuting, working from home. Save on Oil Imports, Green initiative to save environment, Improve Family Lives. Authors and telework advocates Kate Lister and Tom Harnish, also founders of Undress4Success: Home Based Business, Work At Home, and Freelance Job Advice, recently published results from their independent study of telecommuting, its usage, and impacts. The study found that less than 4% of... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Providing Accountability and Time and Attendance more Efficiently

To efficiently record progress and maintain accountability, the time and attendance system (WebTads) would be updated to have employees provide a short description of the work accomplished during the bi-weekly period, which would then serve as the foundation of the performance review. The web based time and attendance system (Webtads) has improved efficiency by allowing employees to record hours worked in just minutes.... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Teleworking/Carpooling required once a week.

Require all employees of the federal government (e.g., Military, Civil Service, etc.) to telework or carpool once a week. From the 2009 report to congress, telework.gov, "In terms of major barriers to telework, office coverage was highest (48 agencies), followed by management resistance (38), organizational culture (36), and IT security and IT funding (both at 25) (note: agencies could select all that apply)." The President... more »

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Department of Energy

Capability for All Government Employees to Telecommute

All federal employees should be able to work from home at any time (24/7) and when the weather or a personal situation requires it. Employees could be more productive and the government would not lose that productivity during weather-related office closures or local emergencies. All the benefits (environmental, personal, etc.) make this a smart, cost-saving move on the part of any 21st century enterprise.

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Department of the Treasury

Utilization of the Virtual Resource Solution (VRS) Telecommuting Program

I suggest we allow all government employees who are issued/have a government vehicle assigned to them for commuting purposes (Home to Work; Work to Home), to be able to participate in a program similar to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) Virtual Resource Solution (VRS) Telecommuting program. The program allows employees to work from an alternate work site, such as their home, which would dramatically... more »

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Legislative Branch

Reduce over-head expenses by working a 4-day work week and/or telecommuting

Federal offices which do not directly serve the public, when feasible, should either...1) move to a 4-day, 10-hr/day work week, or 2) provide for workers to telecommute from home or other place where high-speed internet is available. This would reduce some over-head expenses such as janitorial, lighting, and marginally on the heating/air conditioning of those government offices.

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