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Holiday in Castle System

In current CASTLE system used for tracking working hours, the holidays are treated as regular working days. If there is a holiday, worker needs to log into the system and update that as a holiday.
Suggestion is to modify the system and default the inputs to holiday codes so that it can save the each employee some time from adjusting the codes. If it can save each employee 5 minutes to login and modify the code, 5 min... more »

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Deposits to a Gov Bank Account

Old wiring and construction materials are being taken to the land fill and the government is being charged to despose of these items. These items could be recycled and the government could make money if there was a way to deposit the money into a bank account. This could be used for any money collected by a federal employee. Right now, no one wants to touch it because they don't know what to do with it and don't want... more »

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Make all government vehicles use farm grade diesel

Currently all government vehicles that run on Diesel fuel must use commercial diesel which is much more expensive than Farm Grade diesel.

The only difference between the 2 fuels is the price and the die they put in it to tell it apart.

If Government vehicles where able to use Farm grade fuel it would savine tens of millions of dollars in fuel costs for the fleets of vehicles in use througout the Government.

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Align FAA Regional Offices and Service Centers

The FAA Air Traffic Organization elected to merge 9 regional offices into three service areas to reduce costs, establish shared services, and improve efficiency. Other FAA organizations (e.g. FAA Airports, HR, Runway Safety) and FAA labor organizations did not follow suit leaving a potential for ineffective communication and increased travel costs. Span of control may be an issue causing resistance to consolidation... more »

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FLM BOSTON ARTCC

Flight progress strips that are printed from expensive printers and with a very special type of expensive paper are often not needed and eventually thrown out. For example, In the area that I am in we do not own airspace down to the ground and have no need for paper flight progress strips yet they print 24/7

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Use Microphone Function In Computers for Phone Calls (Telework)

It would be helpful to be able to use the microphone function on government-issued computers for conference/phone calls when teleworking. At this time, my agency does not have approved software to support the microphone feature, so calls cannot be made through the computer; I do not know whether this is a government-wide issue. However, by allowing calls to be made via the computer, it could increase worker efficiency/participation,... more »

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Scrutinize spending while congressional award for saving.

The Federal Budget can be reduced significantly if we simply put a stop to the “end of year” spending spree that the Federal government is famous for. Each year Beltway bandits gear up to support the massive federal spending that occurs before September 30. It’s great for the local business economy, but costs the Federal taxpayer dearly for what is often unnecessary spending.
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Public visibility for Federal spending & recognition for saving.

The Federal Budget can be reduced significantly if we simply put a stop to the “end of year” spending spree that the Federal government is famous for. Each year Beltway bandits gear up to support the massive federal spending that occurs before September 30. It’s great for the local business economy, but costs the Federal taxpayer dearly for what is often unnecessary spending.
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no first and business class travel, no spouses

stop allowing government travel using business class or first class and stop allowing spouses/significant others to travel with the employee and to share their room. Only pay for single occupancy rooms or for rooms being shared by two people on government travel. This should also apply to Congress if they are traveling on our dime.

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"Space Partners" Shared Workspace Alternate Weeks

Match teleworking employees with "space partners", so that each of 2 employees teleworks 2 days one week and 3 days the next week, alternating their use of "their" workspace. This will still allow employees good morale by "owning" a piece (and privacy) of a desk/cubicle/or workspace but has the potential of cutting needed workspace, especially in Washington, D.C., by 40%. The need for workspace in Washington is increasing... more »

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Electronic notebooks to save money and paper

Many agencies receive paper documents via e-mail that could be downloaded to an electronic notebook (such as a Kindle, Ipad or other similar device, also called e-readers) to save the cost of printing. Our agency also receives large (several hundred pages) of paper documents but if we had electronic notebooks, we could ask our state partners to provide us the documents in an electronic format such as PDF or Word. Often,... more »

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Save Energy and Money "Four Day Week Weeks"

"4 Day Work Week" This should be deemed as a way to cut daily transportation costs for all Federal employees, save fuel, cut down on Green House emissions, wear and tear on personal and government transportation methods, insurance costs both private and public. Reduce travel time in large city areas, cut parking space areas required for Federal offices. Limit cooling and heating costs by few employees at officers on... more »

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Cut out Overtime Add more positions. create jobs.

Theirs to much overtime for supervisors and managers. If you were to add jobs it could cut the un-needed overtime. It would also create jobs for the much needed economy. It would also help promotion within the company. Over time is wastefull spending. paying someone 2x as much when another person can have the job.

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