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Department of Homeland Security

Utilize social media, eliminate printed waste!

My recommendation for saving the US government money would be eliminate the costs of printing brochures, cards, video DVDs, and informational CDs that are used as promotional items by utilizing social media more. I have seen in my office alone numerous brochures for various programs, ie: IMAGE, E-Verify, Operation Community Shield, and over 10,000 cards referencing Human Trafficking in seven different languages. We... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Reduce Unintentional Printing

It's too easy to hit the print button, when you don't really need to/want to print. A pop-up button asking "are you sure you want to print xxx number of pages to xxx printer, at a cost of $xx.xx to taxpayers?" could help folks think twice about whether printing is necessary. If so, click YES, and the print job would proceed. If not, click NO to cancel.

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Department of the Treasury

Use Scanners - Don't mail case files - Email PDF Files

I am a revenue agent who upon completion of a case, print all necessary documents to assemble into a hard file and then mail it to my manager who then mails it to the next appropriate place for storage. Hard copy case files are created for LB&I cases and SBSE cases. These files can be quite large and will take up a lot of space to store and be expensive to mail. Let's take a baby step into becoming more paperless.... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Impose electronically monitored and enforced limits on printing

All employees should have a preset limit of pages they can print per week. This should be electronically monitored and enforced.

For example, an employee is permitted 100 pages per week. After printing 2 pages, they are prompted that they only have 98 and so on. When they reach 0, they can no longer print. The number resets the following week.

Many universities already use this system to cut back on printing costs.... more »

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General Services Administration

Stop Mailing the GSA Global Supply Catalog

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Financial Reform

USAF Finance Apocalypse

The current systems of the basis of funding our war-fighting machine operators and support is as close to a disaster as it can get due to decisions made solely by management that hasn't a clue how the technicians, auditors, systems and members work. The ultimate goal is to create a system at the lowest cost. This apparently means testing the system on the greater scale is too expensice and can be surpassed. If you ask... more »

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