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Department of Education

Paperless Time Keeping and Reporting

All of the employee time sheets in our office are currently completed on paper and manually entered by one person into the payroll system. Thousands of paper copies have been made and filed. A paperless time keeping and reporting system would reduce material costs, free up storage space, and increase the efficiency of the process.

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Department of the Treasury

Electronic Data Storage

Scanners...Currently our POD (as most) are equipped with a copy machine that will also handle scanning. But the scanning feature is not available to us for some reason tied to security. I believe that the US government could save millions of dollars in postage, record retention and salaries if they would utilize more electronic means. For example, my understanding is that my case file from completing an audit is sent... more »

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Legislative Branch

T & A electronically

I suggest for all federal agencies to stop submitting paper forms for Time and Attendance and leave requests for all employees and do it electronically. In my agency we already starting doing it for the management but not the bargaining unit.
Every week there is one package sent to the FPC via FEDEX from our office, it is expensive. IF you calculate nationwide it will be millions of dollars spent per year just to... more »

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General Services Administration

For all general government offices

For all general government office buildings: Remove paper towels in the restrooms and replace them with motion-sensored, auto hand dryers. This will save the recurring cost of purchasing paper towels (and staff time conducting purchase orders), reduce waste, and decrease custodial services' staff time on restroom maintenance.

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Stop mailing paper pay stubs

Allow employees to access pay and leave data electronically and stop mailing hard copy pay stubs. It is a waste of paper and postage and creates unnecessary paper documents containing sensitive information. By allowing employees to view and print their data as needed, we can reduce costs and help the environment (i.e., save paper and reduce emissions caused by USPS through delivery).

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Legislative Branch

The best idea

I suggest that the government goes paperless. The amount the government spends on paper that is wasted on a daily basis, improper printouts that range from the layout, to even the wrong item. The toner itself is expensive and requires the government to spend enormous amounts of funds to procure. Just how paper is wasted, toner is wasted also but at a more expensive price. There are only a couple of reason why anyone prints... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Save Paper and Time

We file a number of forms, such as the public transportation assistance form, which are filled out on paper and either faxed or sent to another office for action. All forms used within a given agency should be filled out online with validation through active directory and stored in a secure database. Using paper is a waste of time, energy, and resources.

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate VLC Certificates, File Electronic.

As the Training Coordinator for the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station, I encounter thousands of certificates a year from training certifications. The idea is simply, eliminate the need for a hard copy of training certificates and have the completion of the training electronically filed. Every year DHS has several trainings required for various courses through the Virtual Learning Center(VLC). There are over 400 employees... more »

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