Can we have designated temperature zones at work places: These are real distractors at work. Ever noticed the space heaters at office.. and resulting double drain on power -one to run the AC and the other to keep the personal heater running. With the cold air from the air conditioning running full blast, comes the misery for a few with genuine body temperature regulation issues. Some may have hypothyroidism. They usually ...more »
Department of Health and Human Services - IMB
I work in a location with floor-to-ceiling windows. If half of the ceiling light fixtures were removed, or if we could turn off half of the lights, this would save energy. I don't think this would not cause a reading problem, since we receive a large amount of natural light.
Allow rollover of the unspent budget from one year to the next so that the money is spent effectively. Currently, if money is left unspent in one year it is not added to the next year's budget. This causes imprudent year-end spending and procurement of unnecessary equipments, reagents etc. Government can save enormous amount of money if the left over money from one year is allowed to be added to following year's budget. ...more »
The cost of paying travel agencies for service as well as utilizing contract vendors (airlines, rental cars, etc.) far exceeds what employees can obtain via the internet. No refund tickets are less expensive than contract airlines even if you have to pay the change fee.
I know many people, including in my own family, that receive government assistance for food, daycare, WIC, etc. It amazes me how they can qualify for these benefits and still walk around with an iphone/blackberry, flat screen tvs, cable, manicures etc. If you can afford the luxury items, you can afford to pay for your own groceries or rent. I don't have any of these items and I make a good living.
Room temperatures should be comfortable for people to work in adequate clothing that does not restrict movement. During the Summer time room temperatures are set to 72F, in the Winter time temperature is set to 80 degrees. Both are extreme temperatures and not comfortable at all. We are constantly calling maintenance, they come in tape the ducts, make some adjustments and a few days later we are back to the starting point. ...more »