The Office of the Federal Register by regulation sends up to 300 free copies of the CFRs to every federal agency, many of the CFR copies are simply recycled. Make agencies pay for what they order.
Paper is expensive; and since we're running out of forest anyway why don't we stop making 3-4 copies documenting everything we do. It's all saved on the computer anyway so there's no need to print even one copy of anything. Different agencies need access to the info on the computer or through email. Not making 3 copies of our 20 page reports could save billions of dollars.
All T.O. should be digital, but the current ones we have are slowing us down and is more a nuisance than a problem solver. We should switch to a digital system that is easier to find T.O.s. The one we have is complicated, just think simple Adobe Acrobat/IPAD or something similar. IPAD is easy to handle, having the T.O’s all in one application in alphabetical order or search and find would make things much easier. Just... more »
Establish consistent, universal electronic filing method across governmental organizations for information on projects/databases/A-files, etc. to reduce the need for physical filing. If employees have confidence in finding electronic files, they’re less likely to create duplicate caches of information; also, this will enhance the speed and efficiency of all processes. In addition, centralize printing facilities within... more »
Prohibit production of copies of presentations, testimony and other documents for federal meetings, such as NCVHS, HIT Policy or Standards committees and any other such federal meetings. These documents should be posted on Sharepoint sites (for example) for access prior to and during the meeting. Eliminating copies will also eliminate the need to mail, fedex, ship or send any more copies of the documents to participating... more »