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Department of Homeland Security

Changing Energy Supply with utility company

In the last few years over 20 states have deregulated the energy suppliers in their state. This means that both gas and electricity suppliers are now competitive markets in those states. Just by researching each states energy suppliers and changing the energy supplier to a cheaper company, could save anywhere from 5-25% a year in electric and/or gas supply costs the government is paying on utility bills. In some cases... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Save funds by using part-time employees for extra hours!

Use part-time employees to work extra hours instead of full-time employees. For full-time employees, extra time worked is paid time and a half. For part-time employees, extra time worked is paid as additional regular time. In my organization full-time employees are often offered extra hours before part-time employees.

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Department of Agriculture

Stop Government travel junkets under the guise of training.

Every year, thousands of dollars are wasted on travel for airfare, per diem, hotels, taxi fare, etc. for meetings, or training, consultation etc. The majority of the junkets are to resort areas. In this recession, we can not afford to send upper management officials to vacations under the guise of "training". Send the book or DVD. Do a free teleconference on Skype. If you need a vacation, use your own funds and leave,... more »

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Department of Energy

Too Cold and Not so Hot

My idea is to have not only my agency but all government office buildings monitored for temperature accuracy. At home we would not have our air conditioning too cold because our energy bill would be too high or our heat so low that we are freezing in our own households. So we make adjustments constantly to save us funds on our utility bills. In the summer when I come to work it's so cold, I feel like its winter inside... more »

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