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Legislative Branch

VOIP - Telework - WebConferencing

The government could save a substantial amount of money by investing in information systems that promote the use of voice over IP and web conferencing. This would drastically cut the phone bill and also open up the door for other areas of improvement. This same infrastructure could be used for web/video conferencing which would save a bundle on needless travel expenses. In my opinion, travel should be mission critical... more »

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Department of the Interior

Change standard workweek: Mon-Thu 9 hrs, Fri 4 hrs telecommute

This has many advantages:
- Saves fuel and oil
- Reduces carbon
- Improves environment
- Standardizes day everyone telecommutes so we can actually get things done the other 4 days
- Maximizes vacation use for long weekend, thus improving employee morale and benefits with no increases in costs to government
- Reduces liability and enforcement of telecommuting policy and abuse because only one day and 4 hours are spent... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

REWARD SAVING - NOT SPENDING - ACROSS THE BOARD

The gov't system is backward and geared toward wasted spending. If you don't spend all your money in one FY, you get cut the next - so you have all kinds of wasted buying and travelling just to use the money because it's there. Why? Because next year you may be cut and the costs could be higher so you might need it. You are rewarded for wasting. Change the system to REWARD SAVING. Telecommuting saves money and time... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

(TELECOMMUTE) Federal Agencies should increase telecommuting

I would like to propose that Federal Agencies who employ personnel such as Inspectors, Special Agents, Auditors and others who spend more than 50 or 60 percent of their labor hours on the road should be required to telecommute. The Federal Government spends millions of dollars on real estate, utilities, telecommunications and several other fixed cost to maintain office space. Most of the agencies that have personnel in... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Type 2 and Type 3 Disasters: EUSP and ADR Advisor telecommute

On smaller, more "routine" Federally-declared disasters, the Equal Rights Specialist (EUSP) and ADR Advisor positions could be managed from their respective Headquarters' offices. These positions are often faced with little to do when deployed to a Joint Field Office (JFO). They receive per diem, pay, as well as lodging and rental car reimbursement when deployed. On smaller disasters, the work could be handled from Headquarters.... more »

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Department of Defense

Network access & computer purchases for non-sensitive duties

Desktop computers are purchased for military & civilian employees to access the DoD networks. These networks have heightened security because they transmit information that may be FOUO, though the majority of the work conducted by employees on an installation is mundane or require only Privacy Act considerations. The computers must comply with the standards of the Defense network, have an antivirus software license/ security... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

State Ozone Alert = Special Telecommute Day

Since every State issues special ozone/smog/air quality alerts during the year when weather creates unacceptable pollution levels, allow employees with pre-approved part-time telecommute status to telecommute on state-designated ozone alert days as well (this is usually about 13 days per year per weather air quality metrics). This will save energy costs at the employee's work site, reduce highway commute congestion,... more »

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Department of Commerce

Stop Waste For Telecommuters

Every pay period, people who telecommute more than 50 miles from their home agency have to come into the office JUST TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE. While they are travelling to the office, these employees are not working. This wastes millions in lost productivity for the USPTO alone. Government wide, the amount of waste is staggering.

This does not include the waste of money to the employee or the horrendous amounts of energy... more »

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Department of Energy

Allow for appropriate use of telecommute

Telecommuting needs to be treated as business-as-usual practice, not just a "priviledge" or allowed only for exceptional cases. There are certain times of the year where my team is mainly sitting in their offices reviewing documents, not holding meetings that require us to be onsite. All of my team members have a commute of at least 45 minutes to an hour, so telecommuting even for a couple of days a week would be substantial... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Telecommuting via Portable Secure OS.

Sometimes employees are obliged to work from home, hotel, or other non-office location. Their department traditionally issues a computer or laptop. This physical property is expensive, vulnerable to theft, and vulnerable to data theft & loss. Solution? A thumbdrive operating system that can be started up from any computer at the employee's disposal.

This idea is already being spearheaded by the US Air Force Research... more »

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