General Services Administration

Workspace reduction

Mandate that the office space for every LoB with eligible telworkers is reduced to a ratio of 4 employees-3 workspaces. This would not only reduce the amount of GSA leased space, but it would also force the subatomic micromanagers to implement a teleworking policy.

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Department of Homeland Security

Use an open floor plan in Federal offices.

Modern offices are minimalist, dynamic, and lively – it is time for the Government to keep pace, and let its employees enjoy the same benefits. Tall cubicle walls are costly and inefficient. Large cubicles with tall dividing walls discourage collaboration, encourage personal distractions, are unwelcoming, and are costly. Several cutting edge private firms, such as Google and Living Social, employ open floor plans in... more »

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General Services Administration

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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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Consolidate government space in field office cities

Have someone work on organizing ALL government space within cities. By having this person, there will be a coordinated effort to ensure that government space is not being wasted. This can help, for example, by allowing for agencies to possibly combine space so that only 1 building is needed instead 2 or if one agency needs some extra space for a short time they can go where another agency has extra space instead of... more »

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Department of Energy

Support telework/flexiplace in practice, not just theory

Supervisors often discourage employees off-the-record -- usually through an unofficial verbal disapproval so there's no record of them not supporting a cost-saving program -- from exercising the option to participate in the telework program. Some forward-thinking organizations are supportive and the program works well. Managers in other organizations, however, have the mentality that they need to see their people to... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Fax machines are soo 1985

Axe the fax! Federal agencies have the ability to send and receive scanned documents via email through secure systems. Eliminate the use of the fax machine across the Federal Government! Doing so will erase all fax machine purchases and repair costs and reduce the amount agencies spend on toner, telephone lines, and long distance calls. Imagine the savings!

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