Ideas Contributed [ 5 ] [+]
In California the State workers endured the now famous "furlogh Fridays". However, when they were no longer forced to do this, many workers found that they wanted to continue to do this. Instead of a punitive 6% reduction, let's offer this option of a 4 day work week to the Federal Employees. I think that the GS-11's and above would readily volunteer for this while a 6% forced paycut might be catastrophic for the GS-6's ...more »
Although it's important to keep the buildings clean, one of the most expensive parts of the janitorial contracts involve emptying the trash cans. In a large Federal building this can be very time consuming and expensive. What if every day or even every other day workers at the end of the day were to bring their trash cans to one of the large trash cans the janitors use, placed in central locations? This would reduce ...more »
Although some battery recycling is done in various parts of Federal buildings, why not have a standard drop off in the lobbies for employees to also bring in batteries from home? The Federal buildings could empty those at the same time they do their regular battery recycle and thus encourage many who many be currently just throwing these away at home to bring them in.
There are many in the community, including retirees and out of work students, who would actually like to volunteer for various duties with the Government. Why not create a program that would streamline the process for these people to volunteer for non-sensitive work? Seniors would gain a sense of purpose and perhaps being back in the workforce again, and students who are out of work or even those not working, would ...more »
So much money is spent on individual desktop printers and scanners, when it would be far more cost efficient to replace these with Networked printers/scanners per every so many users (10!). It might require people to walk a few meters to pick up their print jobs but it would be a huge cost savings