Campaign: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Paper

We can save money if legal paper is bought in less quantity, usually they buy the same amount when the paper that is most used is the letter size. It is only used for charts or excel spreadsheets. (Janet Ellison)

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PIV

Streamline PIV proceedures. Hiring of "temps" takes two months for jobs requiring no security clearance of any kind.

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BASIC RECYCLING

HUD Headquarters is spending thousands of dollars re-doing their rooftop to promote "going green," but the field offices do not even have basic recycling for paper and bottles.

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Landscaping

Between L'Enfant Plaza and the northwest entrance to HUD there is a small garden. The plants and flowers in this garden are dug up and replaced at least 5 times a year. We should plant trees, bushes, and flowers that will last more than a few months.

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Welfare/section 8 = Community Service

How about having people who receive section 8/welfare perform a certain number of community service hrs such as picking up trash in neighborhoods/parks. No service, no check. This would save money and clean up these places.

 

 

instead of receiving these benefits with not having to give anything in return.

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Contracting

Streamline contracting rules. Currently it takes 120+ days to process an IQC Task Order that several years ago took only 45 days.

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Eliminate personal copies of CFRs to all branches of Govt

Provide hard copies of Code of Federal Registers (CFRs) only to Government agency libraries. Government employees and all branches of government (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) may download and use Government Printing Office's Federal Digital system including the new online CFR service at "http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?collectionCode=CFR" This service covers multiple years, all agency regulations ...more »

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Eliminate Public Housing

Replace all public housing with Housing Choice Vouchers. It provides more flexibility to families, and eliminates the cost of maintaining the public housing facilities.

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Flexible Spending Account Processing

To save the cost of administering the FSA program, change the process from a reimbursement basis to a point of transaction basis by issuing a debit card to FSA participants for the amount of the elected allocation. The only allowable expenses would be for medical or child care expense in accordance with program guidelines. Implementation costs include developing a software program that recognizes allowable costs, ...more »

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Telework Five Days A Week!!!

Employees, whenever reasonable and practical, should be permitted telework 5 days a week. The metro system will no longer be strained to the hilt during peak and super-peak hours, traffic congestion would be reduced, thereby reducing pollution, energy savings would be realized by having less need to cool, heat, and light certain offices/parts of the building.

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Disincentivize continuing participation in income-based programs

People should be discouraged from staying on welfare or Section 8 or any other income-based program indefinitely. We don't have to kick them off the programs, but let's encourage them to seek employment that earns them more money. We can do so by requiring them to contribute an increasing percentage of their income to covering the costs of the program. For example, currently all Section 8 participants pay 30% of their ...more »

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High intensity hand dryers and sensor faucet systems

My comment is to have the high intensity hand dryers to be added to all restroom facilities which can dry your hands more efficiently and effectively than regular (lower speed) dryers. I would add sensors to enable the detection for the persons wet hands and sensor driven faucets to conserve water consumption. This can clearly reduce the cost of these utilities and decrease the number of minutes lost to the restroom!

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