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Department of Veterans Affairs

Return And Reuse Empty Veterans' Prescription Bottles

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Every month when mailing out veterans' medication refills or new prescriptions, a postage paid return envelope can be included in the package, and when the prescription is used, the veteran can return the empty bottle to VA. Even if only ten percent of the veterans actually return the bottles, it will save funds on the cost of purchasing the bottles, contribute to the environment by reducing the number of pill bottles... more »

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Send VA Letters Electronically

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Each Day, The Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) sends thousands of letters to veterans and their dependents. The current system mandates hard copy letters to every veteran.

With the advent of electronic mail (e-mail), and Secretary Shinseki's goals to transform VA into a 21st Century organization, eliminating the claims backlog by 2015, I suggest that optional e-mail communication between veterans and VA be established.... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Lets all be “Jolly Green Giants”! Save: $$$, time, & our environ

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If u don't have time to read my idea..it's good lol NO MORE SENDING LETTERS!

This idea can be spanned into many departments. Just speaking for the edu dept, we send out more letters than anyone could count e.g. 1 case: Development ltrs when we need more info from the claimant, Certificate of eligibility, award ltrs for enrollments, many correction ltrs from amendments from school hour reductions or inc, withdraws,... more »

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Save a Tree Save some Money

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We have multiple committees all over the hospital and all require agenda's and packets. R&D and IRB have huge packets (500 or more sheets of paper) for 25 or so people. At the end of the meeting all the paper goes to the recycle bin. So my idea is to go digital with these agendas. I'm sure that by purchasing electronic tablets we could save a lot of trees and money on paper. Digital is the way of the future everything... more »

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Help environment and save money

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Instill low flow toilets and urinals in high area use bathrooms throughout VA. Add water flow restrictors to existing faucets. Because these are high use areas, the toilets will pay for themselves in 3-6 months and then will start saving money. They will also reduce water usage significantly. Faucet flow restrictors will help save money right away and are very easy to install.

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