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Department of Homeland Security

Hours Spent On Paper Work - Man Hours Initiative (MHI)

Too many man hours are spent on paper work. We have many systems that help streamline this, however, they are still time consuming within their own right, and still produce duplicate and triplicate copies.

I understand that we need accountability and record keeping, but we need to develop a system and change the forms process to combine forms or increase the electronic the use and access of filing systems.

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Department of Homeland Security

Stop Minting Penny and Nickel

Call it the Small Change Act, the most a person would ever have to contribute on a single transaction would be 9 cents.

I once read that the cost of making the penny and nickel, both outweigh the actual value of the coin.

My proposal is similar to what some banks are starting to offer, in a keep the change program.

On all *CASH* purchases, the total price, after sales tax, would be rounded up to the nearest amount,... more »

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Department of Transportation

Too much Paper So little Time

I can think of more than a few ways we could reduce paper in our work environment with regard to FOIA. I believe I would make one or two copies instead of making four copies of the FOIA responses or as you said, "send it via email" to the appropriate parties. However, I notice when I view edits it makes more sense to see it when it's tangible when you can sit and discuss your changes and edits.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Eliminate or Reduce Hardcopy Distribution

Eliminate requirements for hardcopy presentations and travel authorizations when electronics versions can be distributed. Also eliminate the numerous hardcopy fliers that are distributed, esp. to those employees that have access to online versions. As an example, for an installation of 10K employees, conservatively assuming an average of 3 fliers per week would mean a savings in paper of over $10K per year. Besides toner,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Office Energy Policy

Mandate that each office has a responsible energy policy.

Even bathrooms at federal buildings use a lot of water when toliets are flushed. The amount of water used per flushed could be decreased.

Lights do not need to be left on all the time. The office could install motion detectors that switch power off of lights (or electrical outlets) 2 hours after movement has stopped. Items still plugged into an outlet... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Eliminate Paper Tax Processing Utilizing Treasury Lockbox Banks

While great strides have been made recently to get more folks to file online (which substantially reduces labor costs for the government), there's no reason why the remaining paper filings (of which there will always be some) couldn't be digitized by lockbox banks (or the Federal Reserve) servicing the IRS. Since these banks are already processing remittances for deposit, why not have them digitize filings so that they... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Electronic Invites

As a secretary for the US Coast Guard District Thirteen Commnader we receive a lot of meeting/Change of Command/Event invitations. We also send out invitations for change of commands, local event, etc. The last year our office has used electronic invitations for most of our events. The process we use is the web page of the AFIT/SC, Air Force Institute of Technology, Communications Directorate. Email: einvitations@afit.edu.... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Electronic law/reference libraries

It would save considerable money if all General Counsel offices across the federal government stopped using printed refernece materials. These are all available electronically -- both the most up-to-date versions and prior versions. In order to allow attorneys the portability of a book, however, one option would be to purchase several e-reader devices (such as a Kindle, Nook, or something similar) that would have subscriptions... more »

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