Executive Office of the President

Enforce the Telework Mandate

By enforcing (really enforcing) telework for non-essential, eligible, and related personnel, the Government will save tremendously on the abundance of unused space, parking, transportation, electricity, fuel consumption, security, etc. We desperately need to ENFORCE this mandate which has the potential to cut costs significantly. Too many "old school" government personnel are inhibiting our advancement for a desire ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Convert to a 9 hour 4 day work week

Have all Federal, state and local agencies including schools should convert to a 9 hour, four day work week and everyone has Friday‚Äôs off. This benefits, the environment, the worker and the government. It worked in Utah. Reasons: everyone will conserve oil on transportation to& from work and on government vehicles, less traffic and potential accidents, road and vehicle maintenance would be reduced, reduce pollutants ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Step Up UnmannedVehicle Tech to Minimize # of HumanCasualties

Increase R&D and deployment of Unmanned Vehicles (airborne, aircraft, seacraft, landcraft, any terrain) and remote-controlled mechanisms so as to minimize human deployment and to decrease the number of human casualties. Decreasing the number of humans deployed will keep military family cohesion intact, improve military family happiness, and thereby increase military morale. Decreasing the number of human casualties ...more »

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Department of Defense

Inefficient computer security practices = wasted resources

Determine a federated approach to computer startup scripts and system scanning which maintains, if not improves, the current level of security on desktops/laptops. If a desktop/laptop takes 30 minutes to get to a usable state on a daily basis due to startup scripts which are intended to assure security measures are in place and have not been compromised it equates to approximately 2 weeks of unproductive billable time ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Skill Database for Agencies

My idea is to create an Government skill and/or Project database for use for internal agencey projects. What problem are you trying to solve? At any given moment each agency has over a hundred individual internal projects going on. To get these completed in most cases offices solely use talent within their office. I propose that we create either a talent pool database that associates skills with each divisions employee ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Full-Time Telecommuting

Buildings are costly to maintain and it is a security risk to have Federal employees gathered in one place. Virtual employees also have less commuting stress & expense and are more focused on proving their productivity. Equip & permit all employees to work virtually except when face-to-face meetings are required; lease building space for that purpose.

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Department of Agriculture

NO-MOVE: How I saved the federal government $70,000

Federal agencies need to start planning for a more decentralized work force. Part of this planning should be to carefully evaluate position descriptions with particular attention to job location. My employer recently changed my duty station, obligating $75,000 in relocation funds for me to move ~600 miles. I chose not to move my family or sell my house and instead rented an apartment near my new duty station. This decision ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Update computer equipment

Update computer equipment, to increase employee productivity.

 

We currently waste time, because of slow computers, slow computer connections, lack of needed software, malfunctioning computers

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Department of Defense

GSA Vehicle Service Agreement

As the number of GSA vehicles in our fleet grows, more and more time and fuel is spent shuttling these vehicles in town to an authorized service center for the most basic of needs. We are not according to contract authorized to use shop supplies, equipment, of facilities to do the simplest items of maintenance and upkeep. It seems counter productive when a vehicle needs a headlamp, windshield wiper blade, oil change, ...more »

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Legislative Branch

More Commuter Busses

Commuter Busses are a great way to go and come to work! Who really needs to drive to get into DC and congest these streets? Washington/Baltimore has now become the #1 worst traffic in the Nation (according to WTOP Radio--Chris Core). There is no need for all this! The government already subsidizes these busses, but they do not do much to encourage these practices. Each filled Commuter Bus can take off approximately 50 ...more »

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encourage exercise

New government buildings can be built with a greater distance between the parking lot and the entrance, encouraging employees to exercise more for better health and productivity.

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Department of Defense

Remove Mandatory "Service Dress"

In most branches, they have decided that wearing the Service Dress or "blues" is mandatory at least one day per week. While this may seem like a good idea to a general who sits behind a desk, in an air conditioned office all day long... it is FAR from realistic for most the jobs handled in the military. The cost of the uniforms to be constantly replaced, cleaned and altered is a burden to the people who wear them. Worst ...more »

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