Utilize database technology to store contract information in a greatly abbreviated form; Use electronic forms technology to merge variable data (database fields) with forms (even forms can be variable). Build database driven tools for contractors to enter new offer information and modifications to contracts; Build in calculators that apply rules (i.e.: Calculator subtracts negotiated discount and properly applies fees... more »
General Services Administration
The Federal Government spends several billion dollars developing, hosting, and conducting training courses each year. Today every Agency has its own web-based learning management system and develops its own courses. There is little to no integration of training capabilities or content, no consolidated training resource list, and very limited multi-Agency coordinated training development initiatives. Every Agency has... more »
Cross training is training an employee to do a different part of the Company's work. This saves time and in return can save money.
Energy usage in federal buildings could be drastically cut by planting trees on the south and west sides to shade the buildings, thus reducing the need for cooling. Low cost way of saving the government on utility bills. This would cover all agencies that have structures.
How much money would the govt save if employees provided their own blk/blue ballpoint pens and pencils? This would also reduce shrinkage.
Require that the Federal Agencies lease hybrid cars. Al predictions are that fuel prices will continue to rise and this will reduce the government fuel bills and improve air quality and human health.
Start incorporating more solar, wind, natural gas, etc. as energy sources in federal buildings.
IDEA: New hires and contractors should not be brought on board if they lack the security credentials to do the work for which they are hired, e.g. have access to computer systems & applications. IMPLEMENTATION: Bring people on board only if they have received the full security clearance for the level required by the job/position. 1. Initiate/enforce as HR Policy for Federal New Hires. 2. Include appropriate clause... more »
That “new car smell” may be one of the most expensive scents in the world. Yet the Government replaces vehicles on a schedule that is sorely out of line with the significant extended lifetimes and reliability provided by current vehicle technology. Car makers offer warranties of 10 years and 100,000 miles, yet the government minimum replacement standards fall far short of this. The government may be addicted to that... more »
will save shipping cost
NOAA Mississippi Laboratory, Pascagoula, MS. This project began in spring 2010, capturing the condensate from air handling units 2&4 as an experiment. Being successful, the system was expanded in spring 2011 to all four AHUs at our dual‐purpose office/laboratory facility, which requires large amounts of unconditioned outside air to maintain two independent air pressure zones within the facility for occupant safety... more »
Ideas provided by: Team Common Cents(Lisa Chatman and Sheila Garrett) Marketing materials would be made available to customers only, and not distributed to employees in the organization. Left over materials can be saved for the following year. The Agency should avoid placing dates or listing the years on items, so materials can be reused. Products and printed materials for initiatives in the organization... more »
In my opinion, the largest untapped area of government savings over the next ten years will be derived by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) performing Common Area Maintenance/Energy Optimization Audits (CAM/EOA Audits). The GSA can substantially increase energy savings and reduce CAM charges by performing audits of existing equipment and services provided by government contractors and instituting new technologies... more »
Let's cut our garbage hauling and landfilling costs by implementing a recycling and food waste reclaimation system. We gain revenue by selling metals, glass, paper, and plastics to recyclers and can use some of that revenue to collect all organic matter and send it to compost sites. This would reduce our hauling fees greatly, also saving energy by reducing the costs of transporting garbage. And creating healthy soil... more »
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued orders 888 and 889 in 1006 ordering all power producers equal access to the Nation's electricity transmission lines: Deregulation As such, the federal government should explore first the electric power options available for government facilies, and second, the federal should select an electric energy provider that produces Renewable Green" Energy. Note: There are finaical,health,... more »