Showing 23 ideas for tag "government wide"
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Environmental Protection Agency

Eliminate Vending Machines

Eliminate vending machines. They draw electricity, take up room, increase heat inside a subsequently cooled office space, and usually sell unhealthy products when federal employees could walk further and buy locally.

 

Replace with full kitchenettes and/or preferential policy for on site vendors (periodically re-competed, say every 2 years) who offer local healthy produce.

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Department of the Interior

Combine Efforts and Resources

I suggest that various government agencies, including state agencies, combine data, manpower, equipment and other resources when doing studies or enhancing anything in our common interests. Just some examples would be studies on salmon, wildlife sanctuaries or delta enhancement studies. Seems like Interior, US Fish & Wildlife and state fish and game will all do separate studies on the same project. Then there will be... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Train Frequent Flying Feds as Air Marshals

Train qualified volunteer civil service employees from other agencies/components who already travel frequently. Many flights already carry civilian federal government employees cleared at or above the level required for Air Marshalls. Many of those frequent traveling feds are capable and willing of serving as a public safety officer on flights that they are already traveling.

I recommend a process that would allow... more »

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Department of the Interior

Let's become responsible energy consumers!

I see a lot of energy savings ideas floating around, but I believe the best way to work a problem is accountability. We should install energy meters that independently transmit real-time energy consumption data to a self-monitoring database. The database can calculate the energy usage per person in the office and automatically issue awards to offices that use the least amount of energy in their personnel population... more »

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Department of the Interior

Employee Incentive Program to Decrease Travel Expenses

I suggest you create an incentive program for traveling government employees to lodge at cheaper hotels in order to decrease travel expenses. I envision the incentive program being based on the amount that the lodging expense is under the maximum lodging rate. For example, The maximum lodging per diem rate in Pittsburgh is $119. At this time, a federal employee could stay at a Red Roof Inn for $62.99 per night. If the... more »

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Department of the Interior

No Penalty For Saving

Every year it seems that all agencies spend 100% of their annual budget. Managers feel that, if they don't spend it all, the following year's budget will be reduced. We need to reward managers that operate under budget and assure them that their next years budget will not be reduced. They may even get more than budgeted based on how much they saved in the previous years. That will stop offices, agencies and organizations... more »

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