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Department of the Treasury

Hot weather-related telework

The government has begun encouraging unscheduled telework during bad winter weather. They should also encourage unscheduled telework on days when hot weather/bad air is deemed unsafe. This would relieve burden on the roads and public transport systems, as well as on staff. It might reduce adsenteeism/leave taken.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Teleworking in the 21st Century

In the past two years, my office has been relocated four times. During this time, parking at our location has become so strained that we are required to park miles off-site and take shuttle buses in. It is unlikely that this situation will be resolved in forseeable future.

For this reason, I believe that employees that do not provide medical care in a clinical setting should be allowed the option to telework from a... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Recyling and Composting

As a government agency, we should encourage all of our employees and patients to help conserve the resources of the world by truly promoting recyling (having a thorough recyling program) as well as composting (for agencies with cafeterias i.e. Veterans Canteen Services). How can we expect for our fellow citizens to be environmentally friendly if we are not following our own advice.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

decrease paper waste

Every morning at approximately 0100, all of the unit's orders for the previous day print out. This happens for all of our inpatient units. We do not use these paper copies, and the same information is actually verified in the computer. The paper copies are placed immediately in the shredder. Stopping this printing would decrease paper use, toner use, wear on the printer, electricity, and would be environmentally friendly,... more »

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