Campaign: General Services Administration

Firing Unproductive GS Employees

The time and energy required to fire unproductive government employees is excessive and dissuades action. As a result, the effort is rarely made. The employee continues to be unproductive and the rest of the office is forced to pick up the load. Poor productivity is not tolerated in the private, for profit sector. Shouldn’t be when working for the government either.

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Summer Business Casual Dress Code = Less A/C

Why are federal employees expected to wear suits and ties during summer? The summer dress code for all federal workers should be changed to business casual [including golf shirts] and the ambient indoor temperature of federal office buildings should be increased 5 degrees. Employees will be more comfortable at work and commuting on mass transit, no more complaints about overly air conditioned offices, and the government ...more »

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Save Millions Through Do-It-Yourself Website Product Testing

More government services move online every day, yet all this effort is wasted if a website is poorly designed. By doing frequent, simple product tests on websites, smart organizations are able to locate and fix usability problems that frustrate customers and cause them to fail. Well-designed sites require fewer people to answer customer service questions, and help customers complete their tasks in a single visit. The ...more »

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Rooftop Gardens on GSA Owned Buildings - Improve Efficiency

As a GSA Project Manager looking out the window at the rooftops I had an epiphany. We are wasting vital space. We should begin cultivating Rooftop Gardens atop GSA owned Buildings. We could provide taxpayers, employees and tenants with such tremendous benefits such as: • Improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions • Increase access to private outdoor green space within the urban environment ...more »

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Default to Double Sided Printing

Office printers should default to double-sided printing. Too often large documents needed for internal purposes are sent to the printer resulting in the wasting huge amounts of paper. This would significantly reduce the amount of paper used/purchased and result in a much greener workplace.

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Replace leafblowers with rakes

In the fall, the facilities workers at my agency use leafblowers to clean up the outside of our building. These leafblowers are not only expensive to buy (or rent) and to repair, but they waste energy and contribute to both air pollution and noise pollution. Why not replace those leafblowers with good old-fashioned rakes? Rakes are less wasteful, not just when they're being used, but also when they're being manufactured. ...more »

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Work Centers Located Throughout MD/VA/DC For Gov't Employees

The government should create “Federal Work Centers” that are non-agency-specific, located throughout Maryland, Virginia and DC. These government office buildings would provide work-spaces for the thousands of Federal employees who do not specifically need to work at their agency’s headquarters. Federal Work Centers would save money by enabling government employees to work at locations within 2 or 3 miles from their ...more »

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Allow for Part-Time and/or Job Sharing

Allow individuals to share a full time position. The governemnt would save money on the healthcare it would no longer provide to the part-time people. They would also save money on TSP & Leave. The government would also be able to retain some of the folks who are close to retirement and with that, their knowledge. The employees would be more engaged in their job because they would have 2-3 days off to do things for ...more »

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