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Department of Veterans Affairs

Implement BVAMC Beneficiary Travel Tool Nationally

Early in July I developed a beneficiary travel tool to expedite a task for myself and a colleague in calculating copious amounts of information on Beneficiary Travel mileage. Upon utilizing this tool, it became evident this simple tool could be used by other VA staff to more accurately complete beneficiary travel vouchers. The tool is a simple web based interface that tells the mileage between a Veteran’s residency... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Make Gov't publications availible in e-reader formats

Offer Gov't publications in the msot common e-reader formats. This would allow the public to have them on tablets and e-readers as well as employees wishing to have them. Would make some folks very happy for the convenience, make some folks happy to not waste the paper and would make the government actually seem like it's paying attention to how the country reads adn collects information.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save Paper Instantly

Recommend that every government printer is defaulted or set (by respective IT offices) to print double sided. This will provide the government an instantaneous savings – a 50% cost savings of all the paper we use.

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Social Security Administration

Revamp Social Security Benefit Verification & Letter Process

One of the largest burdens on Social Security each year is creating "Benefit Verification Letters" for citizens. They are used to verify things like benefit enrollment for purposes of state program eligibility, proof of income for loans, and even birthdate! But due to the wide and undefined range of use, the agency will customize the letter to include whatever a citizen wants.

The process is done in-person or by phone.... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Use Electronic Copies instead of Paper Copies for Correspondence

The agency that I work for generates a lot of letters/correspondence. For every original letter sent out, at least three or more agency copies need to be made. Instead of a Program Assistant making three copies of the original letter and mailing or routing the copies, the Agency should use the Scanning function built into the copiers, which allows the letter to be scanned and e-mailed to agency staff right from the... more »

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