Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Save Fed Govt between $173M and $598M in the next 12 months?

PROPOSAL: To save the Federal Government somewhere between $173,000,000 and $598,000,000 (OR MORE) over the next 12 months… by reducing the amount of copier/printer paper consumed and therefore the equivalent: (1) budget expenditure; and (2) paper (i.e. natural resources) wasted. HYPOTHESIS: Relatively large savings to the budget could be realized by imposing four simple practices on Executive Branch employees: 1. ...more »

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Department of Energy

Utilizing multifunctional devices and removing desktop devices

Significantly reduce costs for copiers and printers (including toner). Some Agency’s program offices purchase about $25,000 in toner cartridges each and every month. Sometimes this is approximately half of all the supply store purchases. Replace network printers with leased, multifunctional devices. These multifunctional devices provide the same, if not better, performance. In addition to scanning and faxing, they ...more »

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Postal Service

Use printers for Post office monthly bills and others mail

The idea is for the USPS to have printers that can print and collate various mail that is sent. The idea is that instead of handling, sorting, and carrying mail accross the country it basically gets e-mailed to a local post office, printed out and delivered. This isn't going to be used for all mail, but alot of bills, circulars, advertisements, etc.. could be sent with this method. Most likely makes most sense to have ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Purchase equipment that will last

We get "new" equipment that wears out within one year and needs to be replaced constantly. If a cost analysis were done, it would be better to get a more expesive, but better quality printer/copier/fax/etc. than a less expensive but lesser quality one. The better quality one will outlast the "cheap" one and will likely save money over time.

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Department of Homeland Security

printing efficiency

The default on all government printers should be duplex printing with black ink, with the option for single sided and color printing. Exceptions should be made as appropriate.

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Department of Commerce

$187,000,000 Per Year Saved! OPERATION FREEZE THE INK!

OPERATION FREEZE THE INK! 700 pounds and 10,000 pages is what the average worker will print in one year. A 25-30% reduction of printing by 50-60% of federal workers (1,500,000 FTE) would save $187 million in a year! It's not technology that holds us back, it's the will to use it. Implementing a printing cap would make government workers get creative in how a document is electronically delivered.

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Department of State

default printer settings on all USG computers

With move to paperless offices, it is astounding how many people print and then scan hard copies back to make them into e-documents. Users are often not aware that they can "print to PDF" format direct from their desktops, and have the "scanned" document immediately available. What a waste of time and paper, not to mention additional hardware support and maintenance to the required scanners and printers. Save paper ...more »

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