Instead of mailing multiple reminders to veteran and military patients pateints, the organization can email or phone the appointment reminders. This will not only cut down on postal costs but paper costs too. The automated reminder system will be sent via email or phone whichever is preferred by the patient. The preference will be specified upon registration into the health system.
What a waste...not only in paper and time, but also in rework when forms are lost, scanning, and interruptions for those who must physically sign. Agencies already have the software needed to do this electronically with minimal... more »
Close all offices except essential personnel the day after Thanksgiving. Many people use this day and its a waste to operate with lights, energy, guards, etc... for a few people.
Although initial disability processing times have improved over recent years due to Automation including Electronic... more »
Many times, the C&P Exam language does not match up to the VA Rating Schedule which is used to determine benefit amounts.
If the VA Medical Center had a checklist for the disability which is being examined, the examiner could determine the proper severity for evaluation.
This would... more »
Federal Government agencies use millions of pieces of paper per day.
There should be reminders around the offices to "Be Green-Print Only When Necessary."
The federal government could save milions of dollars per year by eliminating many of the unnecessary print jobs on a daily basis.
Representatives from each agency can teleconference nationwide to share best automation practices, share initiatives to encourage online participation from the American public, and discuss other ideas to become more efficient.
Each Federal Agency has some good "Green" practices, but unfortunately these are not shared across the federal government... more »
Currently, most agencies have their agency title, physical mail address, and phone number. It should be a "no brainer" to also list the web site address along with the other contact information, directly under the agency phone number.
By doing this, the American public will be able to immediately access the... more »
On the back of the envelop, it should read "Save Time-File Online." The agency web site address should be included directly under that phrase.
By simply listing this, the federal government will save millions of dollars. The federal government will become more efficient in providing the American Taxpayer the services that he/she deserves.
Save Time-File... more »
Just like a business, the investors (taxpayers) deserve to know how their business (government) is performing.
The expenditures should be broken down as:
Social Security $XXXXXXXXXXX
Defense Spending $XXXXXXXXXXX
The Taxpayer could click on the above category and get specifics within that category.... more »
FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Requests involve copying a paper claim to give to the Veteran or Claimant.
Attorney Copy Requests involve copying a paper claim to give to the Attorney, Veteran or Claimant.
I suggest that we utilize scanners rather than copiers with these requests. We should scan in the paper... more »
Rather than waiting until the last minute to ship something, federal agencies should be mandated to ship immediately upon notification of the need for shipment.
This would save millions of federal dollars by preventing unnecessary overnight costs that many agencies incur... more »
If Federal Agencies would be proactive and timely in planning for travel, the expenditures would decrease tremendously.
Often times, solicitations for travel are issued a month in advance. The employee is then alerted a month later, for example, on a Thursday that they travel out on Sunday. The airfare and hotel... more »
Why not adopt MANY of these suggestions? Many of these are legitimate money-saving suggestions for the Federal Government.
I suggest adopting as many of these as possible to give the American Taxpayers the Federal Government that they expect and deserve.