I believe there can be savings on certifying, for example, Systems Administrators and IT personnel, on working with basic repairs for Office's Automated Systems equipment. I have a Bachelor Degree on Systems Administration and I just registered to be certified on HP computers, and it will be free. It would save money to my agency, if they let me do the work myself. We can change Work station's power supplies, UPS's replacement batteries, even keyboards... these are just examples of stuff for which external Techs are been contracted, and some time they are contracted by a second private company, which have a contract with SSA.... Let save some money by letting employees doing stuff for which we are trained and educated.
Idea No. 13175