Department of Energy

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Department of Energy

Expand Idea Competition to Department Level

Based on the success of the President's SAVE Award, this approach should be replicated within Departments, such as at the Department of Energy, as a way for employees to suggest institutional innovation and to vote on one another's ideas. This could include ideas to save money, promote Department efficiency and effectiveness, enhance transparency, and promote broader engagement with the American people.

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Fed Employee Expertise Directory ("FedBook")

The government lacks a global employee directory. More importantly, without one we struggle to find peers with certain experience or expertise for peer review or committee work, which an optional Facebook-like site accessible just to Feds might resolve. Initial content could come from Fed resumes on USAjobs.gov marked "searchable." This would not only save much time but would help break stove pipes.

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Cradle-to-Grave Acquisition System

Agencies have individually assembled tools to manage their acquisition processes, but have based these processes on one set of acquisition rules including the FAR and reporting requirements like those for FPDS. The government should offer a one-stop system that assists with all phases of acquisition, contract management, and disposal of excess property. Acquisition personnel could avoid recreating specifications through... more »

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Make Plans and Specifications Available to the Public

Agencies declare their intentions to introduce or revise programs in the Federal Register. Yet they do not have to publish drawings and specifications for construction or fabrication of real and personal property. This often causes problems because agencies rarely involve the public unless required by local authorities, putting off feedback from a concerned public only after execution, when the construction or fabrication... more »

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System for Document Routing, Collaboration System

DOE lacks a document management system that would facilitate collaboration and approval routings across the entire Department. Such a system would save much time expended individually routing documents and soliciting feedback. The right system could replace RevCom, the antiquated directives review system. This would hasten reviews and responses to comments.

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