Ensure that there are strict critieria and robust training for secretarial ("administrative assistant") support. This will help reduce the time required by professionals (e.g., engineers, scientists, supervisors) to process things like travel and presentations. Currently, the lack of qualified secretaries results in inestimable time spent on copying, submitting, and revising official documentation, including travel.
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To facilitate setting up inter-agency meetings, open up access to outlook calendars for all federal employees. I work at NIH but I work closely with many other federal agencies both within and outside of HHS. Every time we need to organize a phone call or a meeting we need to set up a doodle poll to find a time when everyone is available (I can access the outlook calendars of others at NIH but I can't for those outside... more »