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Department of Homeland Security

Mandate Electronic Submission Of Forms Within The Government

In order to truly become a "Green Government" we must eliminate paper waste. The best way to do this is to mandate that all forms be electronically fill-able, sign-able, and submit-able. I understand that there are still areas that require a handwritten signature, but there is no reason that this cannot and should not change. By going to electronic forms we can reduce our paper consumption by hundreds, if not thousands,... more »

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Department of State

GovDocs: A collaborative clearance platform

Many of us spend hours a day moving paper from one office to another through the clearing process in order to build consensus and input on policy issues. Oten times we are working across agencies and across time-zones with our counterparts across the U.S. and/or at different U.S. embassies around the world. I propose that agencies engaged in the writing clearance process have a collaborative software developed (similar... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate paper performance plans and reviews

Instead of printing a performance plan for review, then another with changes for signature, then a copy with signatures, then a copy for annual review and so forth, provide online performance plans, with electronic password protected signatures which go right into eopf.

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Department of Defense

E-Readbooks for Senior Officials

At nearly every military command or defense agency I have worked for, every night watch floors and staffs set to the task of printing hundreds of pages of documents for executive readbooks. Most senior officials only have time to review a fraction of the documents, which are subsequently shredded. This wastes reams of paper and thousands of dollars in labor costs. These documents are already posted online and are readily... more »

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Social Security Administration

Inputing documents directly into electronic files

In our office, countless pages of paper are wasted because office personnel print out documents only to fax them into an electronic disability claim file. I am sure that this is a common issue throughout the country. Office personnel should be trained on how to submit an electronic copy of the document directly into the case file without having to print it and fax it.

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Department of Homeland Security

Records Retention - Electronic Documents - Ediscovery

Paper documents are subject to reasonable retention periods and procedures. Valuable records are ultimately transferred to NARA, and stale records are scheduled for destruction. Although FRCP 26 (discovery rule) has extended the definition of "documents" in litigation to electronic data, reasonable limits have not been placed on retention of such data. Agencies in litigation are called upon to search and produce obsolete,... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Review Draft Reports Electronically

We currently submit hard copies of narrative inspection reports and investigational memos to our supervisors, only to have them marked-up during review. The reports then have to be reprinted. Some of these reports are dozens of pages long.

 

If the review process were electronic, then tons of paper (and money) could be saved, with the added benefit of reducing time printing and reprinting documents.

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Department of Homeland Security

Cut GPO spending drastically.

If the GPO was required to print government documents only in the English language their budget would shrink to manageable levels. This is a hot button political question right now, but it's a win-win-win. 1.) GPO budget shrinks 2.) interpreters / translators get work 3.) New arrivals are compelled to learn the english language and better integrate into the United States.

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Department of Defense

Outsource DAPs work by using GPO procurement

Eliminate funding of Defense Automation Printing Services (DAPS) in-house digital and print production work that is non-mission critical for the Department of Defense (DoD). Outsource all DoD non-mission critical digital and print production work to the Government Printing Office (GPO). The GPO has the expertise, an efficient infrastructure, and the largest and most cost-effective procurement organization for outsourcing... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Back to Technology Basics

All documentation within our systems should be electronic, as it allows us to better manage, organize, store, transport and replicate information. We will save a lot, by implementing this initiative completely. With the production of large amounts of documentation there is a lot of overhead. Agencies must supply not only the printers but all the parts to maintain them – along with service contracts and of course, paper.... more »

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