Department of Veterans Affairs

Lighting, Recycling, Paper Waste, Travel

Here are a few ideas that could save the government money by eliminating unnecessary expenditures:


1. Travel:

a. Audits or “Site Visits” should be conducted remotely when possible.

b. We should eliminate all travel for training and conferences and conduct these utilizing available technology.

2. Paper Waste: Leave and Earning Statements should only be provided electronically.

3. Recycling in mass: This may sound a little strange, but if the entire government turned in their cans, there could be a large gain in revenue.

4. Lighting: Have all the lights automatically cut off at a given time in government facilities.

I agree to have my idea, not my name or information, posted online. YES


Idea No. 8940