Showing 7 ideas for tag "reducing paper"
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Department of the Treasury

Stop printing the Internal Revenue Bulletin

Stop printing The Internal Revenue Bulletin covert it to a PDF or email it to Employees. In my unit we get the Internal Revenue Bulletin every week. I do not need it for my job because I do not deal with advance tax law. My units Internal Revenue Manual which has a less changes then the bulletin is available on-line. It would also cut time into searching for tax law information.

Update: It is on-line at http://www.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/internalRevenueBulletins.html... more »

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General Services Administration

Reducing Paper Waste on Initial Employment Papers

This idea is stemmed by my recent acquirement of a gym membership.

When you first come to an organization, whether it is public or private, you have a ton of paperwork to complete. This paperwork relates to setting up your direct deposits, retirement allocations, and benefits. When I joined the federal work force, I had to fill the same papers multiple times, and some forms had the carbon paper in it. It was a lot... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Consumer Safety Officer

Daily, the Office of Regional Affairs Imports Offices within FDA print Notices of Action to Importers, etc. These Notices can be made to be only ONE page, not two in many more cases IF the Header margin on the first page were shortened by one or two lines. That would save so much paper, helping our pockets books, forests, and having a small but meaningful impact on our waste stream. Please consider this idea.

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Department of Transportation

Stop printing out our names!! And the Use of Printing Quotas

Every time I passed by the recycling bin next to the office printer, I often see piles of paper in there that are not documents from work but rather the pages with people’s name and the document’s title. This is such a waste of ink and paper because most people just throw them away. I suggest adding an option as we print from the computer where we can choose whether we want that first page of our name and document’s title... more »

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Legislative Branch

Reduce paper - stop use of printouts in meetings

Provide IT departments tablet units, such as Cisco Cius, Apple IPAD, Samsung Galaxy or Blackberry Tablet units which may be used to load presentation and other meeting materials on to stop the use of handouts in meetings. Tablets with wireless capability not only eliminate the handout paper, but also the note taking papers which either clutter desks or fill recycling containers.

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Department of the Interior

Digitized & Downloadable Federal Park Maps

The National Park Service currently pays millions of dollars to print park maps for visitors. Ironically, they just fall apart after being used. They are also cumbersome to keep safely stored and away from the weather. My suggestion is for the National Park Service to offer visitors the option of downloading park maps onto their phones/pc in advance of their trip, or when they enter the park. Since most phones now... more »

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