Showing 11 ideas for tag "government vehicles"
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Department of Agriculture

Reduce/Eliminate Real Estate Rental Fees

Hundreds of millions of dollars can be saved annually by doing 3 things:

1. Allow more federal workers to work from home saving millions in rental costs.

2. Use virtual meetings as often as possible to negate travel costs.

3. Govt should purchase small two seater cars for traversing city/suburban environments saving on fuel costs. I'm always seeing one or two govt personnel riding in large SUV's - very wasteful!

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Department of Agriculture

Smart procurement of Government vehicles

My idea can be enacted by the President in an hour. Have the entire Executive Branch streamline the procurement of Federal vehicles by limiting them to sedan models with a four cilinder engine only and light trucks limited to six cilinder engines only. Currently all American car manufacturers build fuel efficient vehicles with these features, even full size, 4x4 light trucks. Limiting procurement of vehicles to these... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Standardize Fleet Management

Standardize the management of our vehicle and equipment fleets. Currently, each agency, writes policy/regulation and has software, procedures, and management policy for their fleets. Conversely, we're all doing the same thing; tracking utilization, right-sizing, greening, tracking fuel, training, etc. On top of that, each agency is writing directives, regulations, policy, and even creating separate forms. Standardizing... more »

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Small Business Administration

Simplify Government Forms

My agency insists upon an abudance of paperwork to cover me when I travel on Government business, event when such work does not require compensation (mileage, per diem, etc.)

I can understand detailed documentation when I am asking for reimbursement, but to do when all I am doing is driving a Government-owned vehicle a short distance, then returning, is time consuming and a distraction from other duties. A simple brief... more »

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Department of Defense

Kill the JLTV

The services cannot afford this behemoth. Too much money and time has been spent on MRAPs already. The HMMWV will suffice for the foreseeable future if mission modules are used on top of it. There is no way another 40 billion Dollars can be spent on this program. Use the MATV and simply augment the mission critical protection with enahnced HMMWVs. We already have spent way too much money on other systems with A/B... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Limit Home-to-Work Vehicles

CBP, and perhaps DHS in general, provides home-to-work (HTW) vehicles for many top managers. The rationale for this is to enable managers to respond to emergency situations. In fact, few, if any, of these managers have ever been called upon to respond in an emergency. When issues have arisen outside their scheduled workday, most of these managers utilize technology (Blackberries, MobiKeys, etc.) to access critical... more »

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Legislative Branch

Sell Government Motor Vehicles (20 Years and Older)

The government wastes billions of dollars per year with under utilized vehicles depreciating in our government motor pools. Many vehicles aren't even used at all. The first place to tackle this problem is to identify the oldest and least used vehicles in the fleet. Any 1991 motor vehicle or older should be sold. The government would save millions of dollars in direct/indirect maintenance cost, reduce the government's... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Quarterly Vehicle Inspections

We all know that government issued vehicles are a big expense in the government. However, they are a bigger expense then they need to be because of how poorly they are maintained, and that is largely because most government employees don't care for the government vehicles as they would their personal vehicles. This abuse destroys the vehicles in a shorter period of time.
My suggestion is to have quarterly vehicle inspection... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

GOVs

I was a GS-5 when I was commuting to and from work an hour and a half one way. I understand that i took my job and that I knew that I would be living that far from work. I am a single mom of two and I wasnt going to pick my kids up and move them from where they grew up right away. What my point is, is that GS-12s and higher get take home vehicles...why? They only live 20 min away 90% of them. If I could afford $450 in... more »

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Department of State

NEGOTIATE VEHICLE OIL CHANGE FEE'S

We should stop paying approximately $30.00 - $50.00 for each government vehicle oil change for an estimated fleet of 600,000 vehicles government wide. Currently, we use hundreds of oil change facilities including national brands, car dealerships, etc. I recommend that we negotiate flat rate fee's for individual oil changes at 3-5 national brands and implement guidance for using these brands. If a designated brand... more »

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