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Department of Homeland Security

MOA blanket with DHS agencies

There should be a blanket MOA covering the agencies in DHS. This would allow information to be shared (keeping PII standards) so that the mission of DHS is not hindered. Tom Ridge's intent was to have information flow from agency to agency for the creation of predictive analytics, so 9-11 would not happen again.

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Department of Energy

restructure save award to make it REALLY count

Restructure the save awards to automatically group like ideas into one category. The categories would be broad (i.e.: telecommuting, lighting, IT energy use, etc. ). Voting would be based on categories. There are too many similiar or identical ideas submitted (and voted for or against) and many that have already been implemented by many agencies. This award should be about BIG changes that would have significant benefits... more »

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Department of the Treasury

One Central Federal Fund Cite. End hours of Auditing. Save Big Money.

One Central Federal Fund Cite.
Each agency operates with their own financial fund string, when coordinating with various agencies for disasters or regular Inter-Agency work, fund cites become a problem. If the Federal Government mandated a fund string to be used by all agencies, time consuming audits would be a thing of the past. Inter-agency agreements would move flawlessly. A simple code of 50 characters could have... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Create SAVE at the agency, region or state level

What could make this entire effort even more effective is to create a process to carry out promising ideas at a more local level. I've read some great ideas and nodded in commiseration when scanning others. The interactive process of voting and commenting humanizes the whole process and gives immediate feedback.

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Department of Agriculture

Expand the SAVE Award Program

This is a great program that has generated a lot of great ideas. I hope they will be taken seriously and more than just a few will be put into practice.

 

I think this program could be conducted multiple times per year.

 

Hats off to IdeaScale for implementing the program in such an interactive and collaborative manner.

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Department of State

Congressional Protection to Break Leases When Travelling on Orders AND Student Loan Deferment for War Zone Diplomats

Foreign Service officers should be entitled to the same Congressional protections enjoyed by our military. For example, military members on orders must be released from a residential lease contract to allow them to leave when ordered and may not be charged for the rest of the month's rent or endure penalties. Additionally, hotels, housing, and airlines should be prohibited from having a "Government Rate" that is actually... more »

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Department of State

Environment Friendly Residences/Buildings

Use water filters ("UV filters" as an example) in every government building/residence. That will eliminate the need to buy bottles of water from companies. This will save money and help the environment by eliminating plastic waste.

 

Also, use solar panels for the hot water system in each building/residence. That will decrease the fuel/energy consumption and help the environment as well.

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Social Security Administration

Save time with digital pens for official note takers

The Federal Government needs to invest in LogiPen (digital pens) for the official note takers during meetings. For one note taker alone it would save several hours a week.

 

Rather than buy everyone lap tops, every branch chief can have 1-2 LogiPens per team and can utilize during important meetings.

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Department of Homeland Security

EFFICIENT UNDOCUMENTED WORKER DETERRENCE/ SELF FUNDED INITIATIVE

Through economic incentives (positive reinforcement) we will effectively deal with the challenge of undocumented workers (deportable/inadmissible aliens) by implementing a cost saving Deterrence Program modeled and based around a Crime Stoppers/Hotline type of format.

A National Hotline will be advertised and provided to the Public, it will provide an avenue that members of the public can report illegal hiring of undocumented... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Reduce Issuance of Logo Pins, Pens, Keychains, and Placards

Discontinue or reduce the issuance of logo pins, pens, keychains, hanging placards for our badge clips, and other oddities. If we were to wear them all, we might be mistaken for the A&W waitress/waiter down the street where "flair" is encouraged. We receive these tokens for SSI awareness, Engage Training, Diversity Day, etc. We receive pins for DHS, TSA, and US Inspector. While appreciated, I can't help but think how... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Save Millions of Dollars and Clean Up the Planet!

Save Millions of dollars on Paper Towels and Janitorial Services by installing Electric Hand-Dryers in all Restrooms and removing paper towels! It will also save trees and reduce the amount of landfill waste produced by the agencies. What a great way for the government to be a leader in going green!

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Legislative Branch

Reimbursement for other than motorized transportation.

Save travel costs, energy costs, go green, and increase health of federal employees by providing low cost non-motorized transportation reimbursements rather than only providing the current high cost motorized vehicle use rates. If, as an example, just a couple percent of federal employees would use bicycles, small-wheeled transport, wheelchairs, kayaks, walking, etc. that could be reimbursed at 10 cents per mile instead... more »

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