Showing 4 ideas for tag "paper redution"

Legislative Branch

Put all organizations on a limited paper budget

If you don't have it you can't waste it. More paper is wasted on meetings, weekly reports, gantt charts, phone lists, status updates etc. Instead of providing an endless amount of printing paper, provide finite amounts monthly, once it's gone it's gone until the next ration arrives.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Stop Paper Pay Slips

Department of Health and Humans Services still uses paper pay slips for pay and W2's (for USPHS). This should go electronically (like the armed services did years ago). Not only would it be green to decrease paper, avoid postal service charges, but any printing cost would be accrued by the staff member. It feels like a no brainer, but yet, I still receive mine in the mail EVERY month.

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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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Social Security Administration

Paper and toner use reduction

Our office, like many others sends a ton of or supply money on coping paper. Since we are headed toward being paperless, I am suggesting that for individuals with email addresses, we can give claimants the option of getting their copy of the application via mail or email. We could send this in encrypted emails if necessary or have a program that blocks out most or all of the Social Security Numbers for security purposes.... more »

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