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Executive Office of the President

Standardize Fleet Management

Standardize the management of our vehicle and equipment fleets. Currently, each agency, writes policy/regulation and has software, procedures, and management policy for their fleets. Conversely, we're all doing the same thing; tracking utilization, right-sizing, greening, tracking fuel, training, etc. On top of that, each agency is writing directives, regulations, policy, and even creating separate forms. Standardizing... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

administative paperless work enviroment

We are faced daily with the objective of managing paperwork and projects, tracking documents and projects as they move through staff elements for work, review and signature. A developing program known as the Office Workload Manager or (OWL) solves this problem. The OWL provides reports, is a central repository for all documents, and a resource that can be used to support personnel evaluations.
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Social Security Administration

Social Security Hearings and Legal Assistants

The Hearing Reporters are contracted to record the hearings which determine whether claimants are disabled. They are paid for each hearing when testimony is taken and usually end up doing between 6-8 hearings a day. Over the course of an entire week the cost paid to these individuals adds up.

Rather than pay the contracted Hearing Reporters, it would benefit the Agency to have the Legal Assistants or the Case Technicians... more »

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Department of the Interior

Paperless Time and Attendence in Quicktime

Make time and attendance paperless. In the FWS and many other agencies we use Quicktime to process time and attendance. However, we are still submitting hard copies of our timesheets and leave and compensatory time requests to supervisors and timekeepers. It would be nice if we submitted everything electronically, Quicktime has the capability of doing everything. In our office alone it would save a huge burden of... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Save! by Instituting Electronic Records Submittal System

The Superfund Records Center at the EPA currently requires paper copies to be submitted with a paper routing/approval system. The printed documents are then scanned into the electronic records system. So much time and money can be saved at the EPA by making this archaic process fully electronic as the original documents are already electronic and must be printed out along with an approval sheet that has to physically... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Online credit card account access and bill payment

The ONLY bill I have that still issues paper bills (2 pieces of paper and 2 envelopes) and has no online access to check my account or pay my bill is my JPMorgan Chase government credit card I use for travel expenses. Not only is this a waste of paper, but also a waste of my time. At least if I don't want to waste MORE paper with a check and stamp, there is an option to pay by phone, but it takes me several minutes to... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate DTS

DTS, from a user perspective, has been an unmitigated disaster. The idea appears to save money by reducing the staff in the finance section, however that's just a shell game as it increases workload on the users (mostly pilots). So instead of an airman making $18k/yr spending an hour on a travel document, a major making $90k/yr spends 6 hours in DTS. Not an effective ratio. Drop DTS, hire back more E-2 thorugh E-4s... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Electronic Calendars - No Paper Calendars - $ave MILLIONS

SAVE at least $3.7 million - Employees with computers should have to use the e-calendar built into MS Office or their system's equivalent, (MACs have iCal). If only 1/2 the Federal employees have a desk calendar costing $2.68 or more, the annual cost for calendars is at least $3,783,861 nationally.

The 2009 Census Bureau indicates there were 2,823,777 full and part-time Federal employees.

If every employee who has... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Consider Podcasts Instead of National Conference Calls

Every year, agencies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on national conference calls. This is especially true for agencies that provide training to stakeholders. In these cases, a call can last 2 hours with only a half an hour of that time allotted for Questions and Answers.

The government should consider moving to a podcast format. This way, the speakers can record the calls on their own time, and those calls can... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Mandatory Electronic Travel Records for all Government Travel

Eliminate billions of paper files by making it mandatory for all government agency workers using the “GovTrip” travel program to upload all documents as PDFs onto the server, thereby creating a single source for all government travel documents.

PROBLEM: Our administrative personnel require us to hand-deliver manila files with printed out documents for ALL travel. This requires preparers to print out all electronic files,... more »

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