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Department of Commerce

Encourage Employee Use of Personal Smartphones for Work Purposes

Our work and personal lives have been converging for decades; employees have eschewed the duplicitous nature of keeping their work and personal lives separate in favor of policies that enable them to enjoy a more holisic, flexible existence. Remote working, flex-time, and alternative work schedules have been extremely successful in meeting these demands, and have fostered a more productive and cost-efficient workforce.... more »

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Department of Defense

Cell Phone Carrier Service- Free

Some installations (and also public lands) have cell phone carriers who lease out land to have cell phone towers on them. Require that a provision of the lease be to allow the government cell phones and blackberries at that particular area to have free coverage on that providers network.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

One phone, shared minutes

For all staff with both Blackberries and desk phones, plus any staff that telework, issue one cell phone (versus having a personal cell phone, an office Blackberry, plus a desk phone), or offer a subsidy toward using the person's personal phone for office purposes. Then, all lines should share pooled minutes (like a great big "family plan"). Having both a Blackberry (with phone service), plus a desk phone, is redundant,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Negotiate New Telephone and Cell Phone Contracts

Negotiate federal-wide contracts with telephone and cell-phone carriers (possibly by region) that any qualified federal entity can "piggy-back" onto. Volume discounts could result in considerable savings. Years ago when I was a contractor, I worked on a consulting engagement with a large county-funded hospital that followed a similar approach. Essentially, the hopsital piggy-backed off of a county contract for land-line... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

USCG, FEMA, EPA & Other Responders - Lighten Your Bags

Tired of lugging multiple cell phones, digital cameras, and chargers out to the field? How about letting you choose the ONE that you bring. Vote via the linked idea:

 

http://saveaward2011.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Voluntary-Use-of-Personal-Cell-Smart-Phone-to-Reduce-Gov-Costs/261281-10760

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Executive Office of the President

Email Only Blackberries

Only employees that are deem emergency personnel in each Agency’s shut down plan prepared and distributed last April should be provided with government funded Blackberries (or other mobile devices). Everyone has cell phones these days and if you need to contact employees just text or call them on their own cell phones.

With that being said, I recognize that this will most likely not happen, as many people are addicted... more »

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