Showing 10 ideas for tag "increase productivity"

Department of Labor

Mine Inspection E-Reports

Currently, every mine inspection has a paper copy prepared that includes notes, photos, citations, health notes, and various attachments. These components are all electronically generated except for the notes and health notes. The notes and health notes could be scanned into a PDF format and all other components added to the file. This would save hours per inspection as well as copying, filing, mailing, and lost materials.... more »

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Department of the Interior

Eliminate overlap: Transparency (ie. Master Task Database)

To reduce overlap in tasks and increase productivity, have every agency/department list their projects by keyword into a master database (i.e. refuge + surveys) to get a true view of where the redundancies lie. There can also be web access that is available to Federal employees and contractors so we can view things like what other research is being conducted simoultaeously and formulate interagency teams and build off... 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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Legislative Branch

Monitor vs Paper

This idea is in regards to the Social Security Administration case workers in the field offices. As a case worker I believe that the benefits to getting a second monitor would be advantageous in our “Go Green” initiative by reducing our carbon footprint and increasing the efficiency of production. However, the following are preliminary numbers that I have come up with for our office here in Georgetown.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Automated work distribution system

Currently everything gets scanned into an electronic file cabinet after we work it. This should be done up front, when the mail comes in & then distributed to via an automated work distribution system (AWD). This would reduce lost in transit mail, make tracking mail & productivity easier & allow for a more even distribution of work. The mail room would scan into the AWD, set up each file based on type of correspondence.... more »

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Department of Defense

Inefficient computer security practices = wasted resources

Determine a federated approach to computer startup scripts and system scanning which maintains, if not improves, the current level of security on desktops/laptops. If a desktop/laptop takes 30 minutes to get to a usable state on a daily basis due to startup scripts which are intended to assure security measures are in place and have not been compromised it equates to approximately 2 weeks of unproductive billable time... more »

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Legislative Branch

Health Time for Federal Employees

My proposal is simple: Allow Federal workers to charge up to 3 hours per week to exercise. On the surface, this would amount to 7.5% of lost worker productivity, but that is based on an incorrect assessment of productivity - that each employee gives 100% for 40 hours per week. We all know that’s not true.
It's pretty simple - if you feel better, you work more efficiently on a daily basis. On top of that, if you are... more »

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