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Department of the Interior

Telecommuting: Benefits the government, the employee, and the enviroment.

Employees whose work does not actually require their physical presence be allowed to telecommute from home. Saves on pollution emissions. Doing everything electronic saves on paper waste, and cost of paper and printers. Working from home the employee pays for the electricity required to run computer instead of government. Employee being at home will also save the government costs of water treatment, and waste water treatment... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Require Telework on Snow Days

Require Telework on Snow Days. Any Federal employee who telecommutes should be required, unless directed otherwise by management, to telework on days the office is closed for snow (or any other reason), and also automatically allowed to telecommute if there is a delayed opening or liberal leave policy in place, provided the employee properly planned for it.

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Department of Transportation

Telecommute as much as possible...

Suggestion: Federal employees should telecommute whenever possible.

Telecommuting reduces the amount of fuel (oil consumption) used not only by government employees but less fuel would be used by all commuters in many modes of transportation as less government employees would be on our nations highways. A lesser amount of fossil fuel used due to telecommuting would positively impact the United States balance of payments... more »

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Legislative Branch

The Only Approach That Can Immediately Pay Dividends to Reduce Energy Consumption, Improve Employee Productivity and Help Limit

The Federal Government should agressively lead the way in telecommuting. This reduces the burning of fossil fuels, helps reduce air pollution, and, as all studies show, results in greater productivity of an employee when they are working from home. The DOE should take the lead on this. Metrics should be included in each manager's performance plans that will make it clear to them that the work that an employee does,... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Create Virtual Assistant Positions within the Federal Government because currently Assistants are not allowed to Telecommute

I suggest you create a Virtual Assistant position in the Federal Government. Virtual Assistants provide administrative, technical and creative assistance to their agencies. Currently Administrative Assistants, Executive Assistants, Administrative Officers and Secretaries are not allowed to telecommute, when majority of your assistants are parents. The Virtual Assistant position will allow the employer to communicate... more »

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Department of Commerce

REAL telecommuting helps everyone save

The Telecommuting structure for the government is "telecommute" in name only. Private industry, basically, threw their employees out of the office and FORCED them to telecommute, saving the cost of offices. In the end the employees loved it and all their work gets done just fine. Of course there are technical hurdles but none that are insurmountable.

Reviewing, revising and rationalizing the "telecommuting" policy would... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Make telecommuting a reality

Make telecommuting a reality

Millions of people are projected to move into the DC area in the next 10 years. We spend billions on our roads and metro system to accomodate the daily traffic. Many employees often come to work and sit at a computer the entire day. They can just as easily sit at that same computer at their house. Billions of dollars are spent on rent at many private buildings, for desk space. Why???... more »

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Department of Defense

Decentralize USG and Contractor locations from DC to rest of the country

Spread USG offices out to the country to lower overhead costs and share access to USG facilities.
Why does everything have to be centralized in the beltway? Its a huge terrorist target, its too expensive and is a nightmare for employees living in D.C.

If you spread USG work out and leverage Videoteleconferences, email and VOIP phones you can drastically reduce the amount of USG and contractor overhead on building... more »

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