Improve dissemination throughout government for 2011. This year I received one day notice. I got the message and a reminder that is due tomorrow this morning. Our thoughts may be better and our input may seem valued.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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!
Don't send an overnight fedex envelope that cost $18.00 to inform an employee that they were overpaid $14:00 which is going to be deducted from their pay in a month. Email with a read request.
Include rank number of SAVE suggestions so we know which one to flag as a duplicate. There are so many duplicates in this system...are folks not reading?