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Department of Health and Human Services

Power-ful Waste!

Set up furnace boilers to incinerate the office waste including papers and then use steam turbines to generate Electricity. Waste incineration can be done at each Federal complex like it is already being done at hospitals.

This becomes a local supply of electricity that is self contained (and thus ideally unaffected by power grid meltdowns, terrorism acts, storms and blackouts). The office buildings can use it for consumption... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

IMPROVE Federal law for Veterans Perference

Veterans preference was created to allow qualified veterans the ability to gain positions in the federal government after service to their country. I recommend revision of this law so that current veteran federal employees be granted the ability to apply INTERNALLY for positions, Not just EXTERNALLY. There are countless veterans passed over for positions they are more than qualified for but are not allowed to apply... more »

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Social Security Administration

Match HVAC and lighting output to occupancy

Install programmable building controls that enable systems to provide light, heat and cooling to building spaces only when they are occupied. Our district operations office, runs the AC at the same temperature 24/7. The A/C should shut down 30 minutes before closing time. There are empty areas where the lighting is being wasted, those areas should have the lamps reduced in output or turned off.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Vegetable Patch at the Office

Grow vegetables on the office land that is being maintained with expensive flowering and other shrubs. Possibly employees can have their 'own' community style patches and the produce could be sold farm-stand style or given to the cafeteria kitchen as a donation or at low cost. The landscapers can be engaged in the maintenance, organic upkeep and as the knowledge experts. Think squash, tomatoes, beans, peppers, pumpkins... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Increase employee productivity by reducing sedentary behavior

The annual cost attributable to obesity in the US among full-time employees is estimated to be $73.1 billion. The US obesity epidemic is largely driven by an increase sedentary behavior, particularly in the workplace. Sedentary behavior is a risk factor for both obesity and for cardiovascular disease, independent of traditional recreational exercise activities. Engaging in continuous low-level activity at work can increase... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Reduce Cost, Energy, and Time with Electronic Fill-able Forms.

“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. “ Thomas Edison


Every agency and department in the federal government are well familiar with forms. We use them for Annual Leave, Sick Leave, CompTime, OverTime,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate the National Debt

My idea is for the "powers that be" to develop the ability for any monies left in the budget at the end of the year to be applied directly to the National Debt. Meaning that a local office can press a button and the monies go directly to the National Debt, they are not funneled back to parent agencies where the monies will be spent so they don't loose out the following year. Additionally I would like to add that being... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Publish on White House website the results of this effort

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Legislative Branch

Improve Disclipinary Action Against Discriminating Officials

Discliplinary Action Against Discriminating Officials should be in line with negative consequences instead of positive rewards. Since, Managers are not held accountable, they continue to influence other to initiate the same actions against staff. The governments' "Save award" is about value and efficiency. There is no value if the government continues to foot the bill for poor managers and leaders. Make them more accountable... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Implement Maxi-Flex in all EPA Offices

Maxiflex: Under this schedule, an employee is allowed to vary the number of hours worked on any work day and the number of hours in each work week to complete their basic work requirement. Employees may vary their arrival/departure times within the given flexible hours on a daily basis, and may work up to 10 hours without prior supervisory approval. With prior supervisory approval, an employee may work 11½ hours in any... more »

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Legislative Branch

Reduce Office Space for SES Staff

Large offices are energy vampires and are not cost effective. Keep it simple. Most offices should not have the amenities of a livingroom (couches, recliners, HD televisions, coffee tables, end tables, sitting chairs). Most meetings are held in conference rooms. Whatever happen to the boss' office having 2 chairs opposite his desk, a telephone, a file cabinet, a computer (typewriter) and a window.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminate Spending on Promotional Trinkets

This idea applies to ALL government agencies. Eliminate all spending on promotional trinkets. The cumulative cost of the trinkets is excessive and the time spent ordering the trinkets is wasteful. The trinkets collect dust, often end up unused, and shouldn't be paid for by taxpayers.

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