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Stop Printing Newsletters

Do away with "printed" internal newsletters in the federal government and consolidate web-based newsletters to reduce repetition, saving millions of print dollars and thousands of manhours.

 

An overall study of newsletters is overdue.

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Goverment Agencies--too many departments--layering

Reduce departmentalization. This isn't the 1800's when it took 2 weeks to get from east to west coasts. Antiquated layering of bureacracy wastes taxes. The people want a military, give them one military not four. The people need overseas interstes tended give them the CIA, they need stateside interests give them the FBI...period. Mission Creep has hit every single agency. We have DEA doing CIA stuff, Homeland Security ...more »

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The EPA presently does not use value methodology unless a project is over $25 million. Typical Value Engineering practices can s

The EPA presently does not use value methodology unless a project is over $25 million. Typical Value Engineering practices can save 10%-20% of total project cost if applied. The threshold VM/E limit should be lowered to $2 million to capture additional savings of tax payers funding. The present VE screen processes are not of true value as believed. In other words if the VE/M process is truly followed a minim of 10% savings ...more »

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Reduce Paper Waste by Using Dual Sided Paper Printing

My suggestion is to set up the printers to print dual sided. I know it is not as probable to go to a paperless system but we can reduce the amount of paper we use just by printing on both sides of the page and it would cut our paper consumption down by half. Instead of printing out a 50 page document, why not print out a 25 page document front and back??

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Simplifying Selective Service

If Selective Service registration is to be required for those to obtain Federal benefits, including eligibility for Federal Employment, then can we simplify the process for those that must register or receive a waiver to get such benefits? Currently, you have to know that you must register between the ages of 18 and 26, but there are a variety of exceptions to this rule. If you did not register (unknowingly or unwillingly) ...more »

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No Age discrimination for re-enlisting in Reserves.

Do not allow an age limit on re-enlisting in the military reserves. Our country was built because we had men (and women) who were ready at a moments notice. We would be better prepared for disasters (natural or man made) if we had a stronger (Army, Navy, Airfoce, Marine, Coast Guard) reserve unit. I am in my early 50's and am in the best shape of my life. Yet, I am being discriminated upon when it comes to serving my ...more »

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America Prison Reform Act 2012

I believe inmates of non violent crimes serving a 3-5 years or more should be given an option to join the military under a special force that service veterans that are disable in other countries or as reserved war trainee for the USA. Training must be conducted in another country. No Runaways. This will help to reform a lot of the youth that are habitual drug dealers, thieves...etc. They will be retrained and taught how ...more »

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Stop using paper SOJTs.

I work in a training office and we are generating a lot of paper waste by still using SOJT (Stuctured On the Job Training). I believe if we moved forward and used digital forms we could stop using so much paper not to mention the filing and storage of so much paper. Quite a bit of the SOJTs that we do are recurring generating still more waste when we could go digital. We already have a digital signature set up for employees ...more »

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