Use Open Source Software. Replace MS Office with OpenOffice to start with. Replace MS Windows with Linux (Ubuntu for example.) Replace Photoshop with GIMP. There is a free, open-source equivalent to virtually all commercial software products.
In order to incentivize agencies to save money, work with Congress to allow agencies to keep a portion of the amount an agency saves (say, 2% of what they save each year) of their appropriated funds in contracting for a "rainy day account" and to use as incentives to reward efficient workers. The remaining percentacge of the agency's saved funds (98% in this example) could go back to the pay off the national deficit. ...more »
I suggest we get rid of all systematic paper-based printing requirements. Various agencies, like mine, have many printing requirements that only made sense in a pre-broadband world. For instance, my agency prints fifteen copies of everything released, then prints a compendium. We have a national universal broadband strategy now. Libraries already receive e-rate discounts. Put it all online only! It is costing a ...more »
Apparently there's no oversight on anyone's suggestions because there's like 30 suggestions to turn off the lights 20 or so on saving toilet paper and 100 or more on teleworking. Will someone please get rid of the excess by combining or eliminating duplicate ideas?
Have some of the office work contractors on a temp to hire basis. This would save money since temps are paid more than federal employes
I have noticed when the attorney’s go home for the day they do not turn off the lights in their offices.
Have the lights in people’s offices on a motion detector so that if there is no body in the office the light would automatically turn off. When someone does enter the office the light would automatically turn on. This would save money and energy.
All required acquisition and program management training needs to be available online. Our people need training but with limited resources they may not be able to attend the training or there is so much work that they may not be able to be out of the office for 5 to 10 days. Anyone that is supporting a procurement activity should be allowed to take the training online. This would also allow the program office staff ...more »
Utilize existing subject matter experts (Employees with Disabilities, especially Disabled Veterans) to perform accessibility surveys at ALL of our offices and meeting locations to determine if the facilities comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Draft a transition plan to correct deficiencies utilizing maintenance dollars. This will help reduce EEO Complaints and Program Delivery Complaints.
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Replace light switches with sensors in non-security areas so lights will automatically be turned off when not in use.
All Government Agencies with laptop users should have a wireless laptop for ease of use with Microsoft 2010 not Microsoft 2003. This would eliminate the fees charged by hotels for those who travel. Hotels have free wifi in the lobby, which increases the chances of an inadvertent disclosure just sitting in the lobby working. For those who work in the field it would increase accuracy, timeliness and efficiency. In addition, ...more »
Issue: Federal government spends billions of dollars every year on federal construction projects both domestically and internationally. Although federal government employs many engineers and architechts to manage these projects but it does not require them to have architectural or engineering education or if they have the education to be licensed in their disciplines. Federal manager involved in the design and construction ...more »