Showing 4 ideas for tag "empowerment"

Department of Transportation

Empower & Enable Employees to Use Common Sense

Everything we do in the government has a system. More often than not, these systems are inefficient, costly, and lack common sense. This does not mean government workers have no common sense, but more likely, they have to operate within a system that denies them the use of common sense.

An example: My office has no light-switch. We can't turn off the lights when we leave, and I have 6 double-tube fluorescent lights... more »


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Department of Homeland Security

Costly Use of GSA and Unicor

One of the largest issues is the complexity in getting to purchase materials/office equipment etc. locally. We are essentially forced to order from the corporations such as Unicor and GSA that charge ridiculous prices for their items. While perusing the website in order to purchase a lamp, I came across a 1300.00 lamp! Now I ask, what lamp is worth 1300 when you could easily drive to a local store, purchase an effective,... more »



Social Security Administration

Employee Wiki for Policies, Procedures and Improvements

Every agency should set up a wiki website where any employee can contribute and revise suggested improvements to agency documentation, policies and procedures. Analysts responsible for these respective areas would then incorporate these ideas, crediting appropriately (cash awards, time off, etc) for adopted improvements.