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Legislative Branch

Enhanced telework program and increased use of email could save the Federal Government millions.

Implement 5 days of telework for employees and provide enforcement so that all managers undersatnd the directive. This will allow savings on real estate leasing, utilities, telecommunications, transportation vouchers, etc. Additionally, instead of such a heavy reliance on paper, make email attachments the main instrument of correspondence. This should not be difficult as most correspondence is donw via word processing... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Use Technology

Technology exists to telework, videoconference, sharepoint and do everything our administrative jobs require from a remote site. We don't need to pay high cost of living for people to live/work in the metro area anymore - let us live where we want and take a paycut to work from remote sites outside the DC area.

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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 Homeland Security

Telework Tools Need To Be Software Based

I suggest moving away from expensive laptops, fobs, MobiKEYs and suggest moving to software-based telework access (e.g., Cisco). A large number of private sector companies that work with sensitive information allow employees to access email and networks through software-based access. Admittedly, there is a cost for the software, but it is much less than the cost of all the equipment and subscription costs of laptops,... more »

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Department of Transportation

Part-Time Employment and Flexible Workschedules

Implement a three-component solution to the DOT HQ workspace issue while at the same time creating an environment with greater opportunity for happier, more productive employees. Proposal: Actively encourage part-time employment AND flexible work schedules.

Part 1: There are a lot of retired, or near-retirement, folks with epertise that are still in the metro area that want to work, just not 40 hours a week. There are... more »

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Department of Agriculture

TeleWork - Save money and Increase Efficiency

Most employees work at the office during normal buisness hours, yet many of us do jobs that can be done at home as well, or more efficiently. Some employees at my office already go home to work on focused writing - they have fewer interuptions and find that they actually get MORE work done at home. Using the phone, instant messaging and our increasing web-based communication systems, it doesn't matter where our desk is... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Require Agency to Implement TeleWork Policy For All Eligible Positions

Increase the number of people working from home by requiring that agencies implement, support, and enforce their policies and allow ALL individuals in positions which have been identified as eligible to work remotely to work from home. Use the pay periods as measures and set up a schedule where half the office works from home on Monday/Wednesday/Friday of the first week and Tuesday and Thursday of the second week and... more »

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Department of Transportation

Teleworking Benefits to Reduce Transit Costs

Institute two Teleworking benefits, one for the employee (to subsidize cost of internet & electricity) and another for the agency (to incentivize savings in electricty, transit benefits, etc). Even a small token benefit would encourage and support more frequent teleworking, saving the Government millions in transit benefits and lost time in the event of a weather emergency.

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Department of Transportation

Use IT managed Virtual Machines for Telework and work when on official travel

Like Cell phones we have to have a personal cell phone and a Govt one to carry around. Why should the govt have to bear a great expense and provide laptops for Teleworkers?

With today's PC virtualization capabilities, IT departments should look at deploying Virtual Machines to employee owned and maintained computers. This would allow all the appropriate security and configuration management capabilities required. This... more »

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Legislative Branch

Decentralize the Government

Decentralizing the government will reduce congestion, improve continuity of operations (COOP), and reduce overall costs associated with high cost of living recruitment. It makes sense that there are centralized services in Washington, like those with the need to communicate on Capitol Hill, etc. However, much of the work being done in government is cleircal or project management in nature. Teleworking is a viable option,... more »

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General Services Administration

Combine telework/alternative work schedules with weekends and federal holidays

I suggest you coordinate alternative or telework work days with weekends (i.e., Friday or Monday) for major portions of employees in buildings so organizations can close entire floors, wings, or buildings thereby reducing energy requirements to unoccupied levels for extended periods. This would allow buildings to be closed for an additional 52days a year saving almost 2 months energy costs (as well as all the greenhouse... more »

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Department of Defense

Telecommuting

Let workers who are able, telecommute a few times a week. This would save energy (energy used by the employee in the building, gas would be saved from driving too). Work should be measured in quality and quantity (productivity), not by how well an employee is dressed when they come to work and socializes.

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Department of Transportation

Organizations Must Justify NOT Granting Telework for Non-Operational Positions

I suggest a mandatory business case to justify all decisions to DISALLOW telework for non-operational positions as part of any new real estate acquisition involving non-operational personnel. This will force agencies to evaluate positions so that the government only procures the amount of office space it actually needs to fulfill mission requirements. Additionally, increased work performance should result because management... more »

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Department of Defense

Telework on Code Yellow Pollution Days

Any day where the airnow.gov site states yellow or worse condition, make it optional for employees to telework. If the code goes to orange or red, make it mandatory for employees to telework. Most agencies are setup for telework, there's no reason why this should not be implemented. Millions of cars could be removed from the road with this simple rule.

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Department of Homeland Security

Telework-Hoteling

Currently TSA Pentagon City in Arlington VA is crunched on office space. I suggest that a telework solution where employees work from home 1-3 days a week and then share a office (hoteling) the days they are not working from home. This would save money, improve moral and help the environment. Other Agencies can do the same.

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