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Environmental Protection Agency

Bring back the punch clock!

Keeping track of the hours worked of millions of federal employees is an important job. Federal workers do not get paid automatically by salary, although many folks have rigged the electronic timesheet system that way. We can save our nation money by putting in an old fashioned honest day's work, day in and day out. But who is keeping track/ Who is watching? In certain branches a few supervisors are watching, but by and... more »

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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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Cutting staff

Get rid of the Speical Assistants (or similar titles) to office directors. Office directors do not need special assistants. They are often highly paid for -- what? The government is supposed to work for the people of the U.S. Office directors do not need Special Assistants to do special pet projects for them. We could easily save a couple million at each large agency by getting rid of them and moving these people into... more »

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Reduce Cost, Energy, and Time with Electronic Fill-able Forms.

“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. “ Thomas Edison


Every agency and department in the federal government are well familiar with forms. We use them for Annual Leave, Sick Leave, CompTime, OverTime,... more »

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Team Based Programs (5-10 members)

Establish more team based activities/programs for quicker results and/or turnarounds (suggestions/improvements). Use employee skill sets and mix to make improvements in Agency-wide commitments and goals. Base awards on team efforts. Team based programs is comprised of individuals who place successful/accomplishments in the forefront, and is not just committee oriented,

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Implement Maxi-Flex in all EPA Offices

Maxiflex: Under this schedule, an employee is allowed to vary the number of hours worked on any work day and the number of hours in each work week to complete their basic work requirement. Employees may vary their arrival/departure times within the given flexible hours on a daily basis, and may work up to 10 hours without prior supervisory approval. With prior supervisory approval, an employee may work 11½ hours in any... more »

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