A lot of walkin traffic has to deal with getting a TPQY printout for other entitlement programs. Automate this system to reduce paper expenditures and time.
The process is done in-person or by phone.... more »
As an employee of SSA we get alot of clients that call each day for benefit verification letters. My idea is that we make the benefit verification letters open to the public via the ssa.gov website. This would cut down on paper, mailings as well as calls to the 800# for this information. The public would be able to access this information theirselves and at there own time and cost.
Instead of reissuing cards on security paper by postal mail, allow citizens to sign in online at SSA.gov and... more »
Incoming faxes can be automatically turned into a .pdf and sent to an email account or department inbox for action. Between VA Education/Compensation and Pension/Veterans Service Centers and hospitals, this could save 15-20 million each year in paper and fax machine costs. If successful with the VA, other federal agencies could impliment the same.
While we're working hard to "Go Green", we seem to be lacking on one department.
Education in the federal workforce uses tens of thousands sheets of paper each day. The expense tot he people, and more importantly to the Veterans is astronomical. I have personally used an entire box of paper for one training... more »
Here at the Department of Homeland Security, specifically within TSA, we use notification flyers to let individiuals know that we've inspected their property. TSA goes through thousands and thousands of these a year. I think it would be cost effective to begin using a reusable stamper that we could directly stamp bag tags. That way we're saving paper while eliminating the cost of printing the notification slips.
For instance, if an outside entity has a question about an EPA rule, the formal... more »
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 »
In my office, a huge stack of paper pay stubs come in every 2 weeks. With the availability of the myPay web site, we should not still be distributing paper pay stubs.
The myPay web site also maintains the W-2s. There is no use in mailing out these forms each year, with the printing and shipping costs.
The Federal Government would save millions of dollars if paper pay stubs and w-2s were discontinued.
Maybe we could instead identify Point of Contacts in each office or Mission or Agency and send them the electronic version of the newsletter when there is a new issue, then... more »