My office sends out many business letters to vendors who have incorrectly submitted invoices for payment. Some of these invoices are received by mail, but many are received electronically. Instead of mailing these return letters, I feel we should email them to all vendors and companies. This would save money not only on postage, but it would also reduce paper and toner cartridge usage, which would benefit our environment. I am sure other agencies also send out many letters, documents, etc. that could be sent electronically, which in turn would save the government a lot of money. We also need to stop excessive printing of documents. To all government employees - please consider the environment before printing emails, letters, and other documents. Thank you for your attention to my comments and suggestions.
Idea No. 16476