Campaign: Department of Energy

Consolidated Policy/Budget Development

DOE policy/budget development lives in too many places. The CFO (which should just be handling accounting, budget execution) overreaches by trying to lead policy development (under the guise of budget development). What we should do is take Policy out of PI, and give them this responsibility. That would get International its own focused office, and Policy its own focused office (this existed and worked well in the past). ...more »

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Water Conservation

All rest rooms within government buildings does not use "Water Saving Commode". If they were all replaced with new "Water Saving Commodes" in all federal buildings, that will save a lot of water.

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Telework full time

most of employees work from home full time away from Washington DC metro area in case of National emergency, employees outside of DC metro area are able to continue to work under COOP.

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Cheap Airfare

Let employees find their own bargain plane tickets rather than requiring the purchase of expensive tickets through AdTrav.

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Turn the lights off

Why not install automatic sensors in the restrooms so the lights don't stay on all night long? So much energy would be saved!

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stop inventorying junk

we spend $400,000 a year checking the inventory on stuff worht appoximately $250,000. Pc are on thing, but we check inventory in monitors and personal printers and have even been told to do in on wireless mouses.

 

A used regualr monitor is worth about $50, printer $0, and mice $0

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Expand Idea Competition to Department Level

Based on the success of the President's SAVE Award, this approach should be replicated within Departments, such as at the Department of Energy, as a way for employees to suggest institutional innovation and to vote on one another's ideas. This could include ideas to save money, promote Department efficiency and effectiveness, enhance transparency, and promote broader engagement with the American people. One great way ...more »

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Freedom of Information Act

In my four years as a Freedom of Information Act attorney at the Department of Energy, I have noticed a lot of instances where documents are shared between agencies in order to obtain the respective agency's view on the releasability of the documents in question. In addition, the same request is often sent to multiple agencies in an effort to obtain similar information. I think it would save a considerable amount of time ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Renewable energy portfolio standard preparation

Recovery act. no money funded to construct infrastructure. To run the demand for current needs for each state run public vote to build equity on RPS. Funds come from cooperative bank or treasure bank to support funds for new projects at RPS To support RPS funds come from legislative appropriation before ARRA if funds available Reduction support for RPS project. reduce RPS protfolio Increase benefits ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Security Clearance e-Gov

Improve the eGov aspect of the security clearance process by requesting employees submit updates to their security clearance files once a year. In addition, keep security clearance files active for 10 years, requesting yearly updates at the address of record so that the USG can retain a roster of cleared employees that can be rehired if the need arises without the need to wait for the lengthy and expensive clerance process. ...more »

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Flowers

The landscaping crew at my agency plants beautiful flowers each year and really keeps the campus grounds looking nice. However, just when the flowers are blooming and look gorgeous, the crew digs them up and replaces them with new ones several times a year. Why? What's the point of planting them in the first place? Why not invest in some flowers that will come back each year? I know the landscaping crew is just doing ...more »

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More Telework

Expand the use of telework (Flexiplace) to save money on office space and energy.

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