Department of Energy
Problem: Contracting officers at DOE state that an unnecessary and inordinate amount... more »
Disable employee's ability to set their default printer to a dedicated color printer. Color printer ink is expensive, and should be used sparingly. Default printers should only be permitted to be set to black/white or high capacity printers.
We should all think before we print at all, let alone in color.
provide servicable equipment (ie weapons and components) that are going to be upgraded or exchanged for newer equipment to Local and State Agencies at a discounted price or for free. Then use that money to help pay for new equipment.
Our building is over-lit. I suggest checking the level of light in public and private spaces and reducing it to the level considered adequate for office work or for safely transiting corridors in office buildings. Also, lavatories and other areas that are used only periodically should have motion-activated ights. The Department of Energy should lead the federal government in reducing its energy use.
This mandate would be applicable to all Government agencies across... more »
make this a requirement for all federal agencies, where machines not able to do, purchase new energy star rated machines -- well worth the cost.
Because the Department of Energy has two head headquarters locations many managers have a second "office of convenience," many of which are seldom used. Suggest establishing a Suite of Convenience for managers in GTN and FORS buidlings with available offices and a person to provide adminstrative support. This will consolidate offices of convenience and reduce the footprint.