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Department of Justice

EMAIL NOT SNAIL MAIL

The U.S. Attorney's Offices throughoutout the United States generally serves discovery, plea agreements, motions, responses and other documents via mail or private delivery services, such as Fed Ex or UPS. However, the documents can be just as easily be scanned and emailed to counsel. Indeed, scanning would actually take less time and the extra step of packaging and mailing would be eliminated. This would not only... more »

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Legislative Branch

Inmate Post Cards

Inmates should only be allowed to get postcards in the mail. No Packages, No letters, No newspapers.. This would cut down on workload for Mail room Staff, Cut Contraband Introduction, Package X-rays, Stamp Usage as Currency and the list goes on. Also, only post cards can go out as well. and they have to be purchased from Commissary.

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Scantastic!

Within the IRS documents are transferred inter-departmentally with a paper Form 3210. The receiver must then mail back the signed 3210 stating it was received. I scan & e-mail 3210's back whenever possible. It gets to the sender immediately and you can document your return of the F3210 in outlook. Not to mention the savings of $0.44 / piece. There is no doubt that if this procedure became mandatory there would be a savings... more »

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Department of the Treasury

POSTAGE

TOPIC: POSTAGE ...We use UPS to do a lot of shipping every day. Why do we not use the USPS instead? It would be cheaper especially with the one price shipping boxes. it would help the USPS which is struggling financially. The government would retain their money instead of giving it to a third party company. USPS now has the ability to track packages which used to be an advantage that UPS had. I am quite sure this... more »

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Department of the Treasury

IRS.gov Taxpayer eAccount

I suggest that all Taxpayers should have an IRS.gov eAccount. Taxpayers will be able to see a history of letters sent to them by the IRS, and refund information. Also the Taxpayers will be able to change their postal address and submit payments with their credit cards or bank accounts. This is a Facebook/Twitter/eMail generation. The IRS will saved milions of dolars in postage by giving acces to current and previous letters... more »

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Legislative Branch

Saving on mailing junk

I suggest that old eqipment for instance computers, fax machines and other junk will not be sent back to the service center but instead disposed off locally or given away to the public. This is a government waste to spend money on shipping and utilizing old and not operational equipment while the cheaper alternative is either throw it in the trash, give away or recycle.

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Department of Commerce

Mail with USPS

I see frequent use of commercial overnight delivery services to mail or ship materials for which there is no corresponding time urgency. My recommendation here is to make use of the U.S. Postal Service the standard practice, with at least a basic statement of justification required for either non-USPS transit or more-expensive-than USPS First Class Mail cost.

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Postal Service

Use USPS NOT FedEx for Government Savings and Security

At USDA/NASS we use FedEx all the time for packages and envelopes, especially for 'priority' deliveries. It’s no secret that the USPS is suffering. Instead of 'outsourcing' shipping AND bailing out the USPS why not keep all mail originating from federal offices in the federal system and use the USPS? The USPS offers the exact same services as FedEX and since it is in the federal system, in theory, our federally protected... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Excessive mailing costs

My office is a delivery end point for military mail serving the DVA in Manila. Most items received are supplies ie. printing paper, toilet paper, vitamins etc. These items are sent from Hawaii at USPS Express & Priority Mail prices. Regardless of the urgency for these items they are going to be flown to Manila through the Military Postal Service channels and can be shipped at the local surface rate which will be delivered... more »

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Department of the Interior

Use US Postal Service Express Mail over commercial mail

The federal government could save money by using the US Postal Service's Express Mail services over using FedEx and UPS, in many instances. For example, a 1 lb. page-size envelope costs $18.30 to ship anywhere with the USPS, standard overnight. With FedEx, the same package would cost $47.09 (per their rate calculator at their web site). I know that many offices have FedEx or other similar accounts and probably get... more »

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Postal Service

Centralized Mail Drop off

Eliminate door to door delivery of mail in older established neighborhoods. Most new areas have centralized mail boxes for every (not sure exact amount) set amount of homes. This allows the postal worker who already is in a GOV, from either driving door to door or driving to a block to walk the mail, to deliver more quickly. This would eliminate the need to hire more workers do to attrition. Yes it would cause a... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Quit paying Fed Ex!

It always gives me a good laugh when I need to get paperwork sent somewhere and it is sent via Fed Ex. Apparently, even the federal government does not trust the USPS to get their packages to the destination on time! If we are going to keep the USPS going, we need to use it. If federal agencies don't trust the USPS to get the package delivered, why on earth would we expect others to? In any case, we shouldn't be paying... more »

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