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Department of the Treasury

Paper & Postage Reduction Cost - Dual Notice Requirement

Currently, any correspondence to taxpayers who file a joint return with the IRS require separate notices to the husband and wife. This results in additional costs for paper, printer, toner, postage, envelope, and other associated expenses.

While this requirement should not be eliminated entirely, the requirement should revise to allow married filing joint taxpayers to sign a waiver allowing examiners, collection officers,... more »

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Government Printing Office

Stop Printing CFR's For Each Agency - Access Online

Each year we receive numerous printed copies of the Code of Federal Regulations while at the time the volume is printed, the material is already outdated. The Online E-CFR is the most update version of the Code of Federal Regulations. GPO should discontinue printing copies for Government Agencies. They should be accessing the publicaiton online.

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Department of Defense

Refine/Consolidate the Federal Govt Security Clearance Process

Refine the Federal security clearance process by establishing (1) federal agency responsible for adjudicating all federal security clearance investigations government-wide. I recommend the entire security clearance operation be transferred to the Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security will have direct IT access or work with various Federal agencies and local law enforcement to complete the entire adjudication... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Publications and Printing

For the FS - there should be a nationwide change to publications that look the same - one template for recreation newspapers, one template for 11x17 tri-fold brochures, 1 template for 8x11 tri-fold brochures, 1 template for interprative signs, etc. Hours of time is spent updating publications, devising layouts, etc. And no one forest has a brochure that looks like another forests/grasslands. Sometimes pubs don't even... more »

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Department of the Interior

Digitized & Downloadable Federal Park Maps

The National Park Service currently pays millions of dollars to print park maps for visitors. Ironically, they just fall apart after being used. They are also cumbersome to keep safely stored and away from the weather. My suggestion is for the National Park Service to offer visitors the option of downloading park maps onto their phones/pc in advance of their trip, or when they enter the park. Since most phones now... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Mandated printing is costing MILLIONS

The Federal government could save millions of dollars if they were allowed to obtain 3 legitimate quotes for printing from outside sources, and more specifically, from companies that can be found on the internet.

Title 44 of the US code requires that all government agencies procure printing through the Government Printing office unless a waiver is secured. The public Service Act gives Research Institutes the right to... more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce Printing

If government offices would take the time to stop and think about how much paper and ink they waste every day, they would be shocked. As an intern I go and make copies and file documents and the waste is so bad that I just want to take everyone on a fieldtrip back to my high school. We couldn't even print more than three pages a day even if we didn't have a computer at home and each extra sheet was 10 cents each. Color... more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce Printing Through Visibility and Accountability

The US Government wastes millions of dollars on unnecessary printing by Federal employees. Not only are paper, toner, and printer maintenance expensive, but storage, destruction, and time searching through hard-copies costs money.

We need to use the print servers to track and report usage by user/branch/department/command. By shining a light on current and historical usage, users will adjust their habits and save money.... more »

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Department of the Interior

Develop permanent electronic filing systems

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Department of Health and Human Services

Set All Shared Printers to Double Sided Default

By setting all shared printers default to double sided, it would encourage while not requiring this option; many more print jobs would be double sided since the user would consider it each time.This mild encouragement is good be cause it avoids coercive administrative requirements and achieves most of the same end.

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Department of Energy

Stop printing and binding hard copies of NEPA documents

Thousands of dollars are spent each year to print and bind hard copies of NEPA documents. Move to burning electronic CDs copies for distribution and limit hard copies to those copied out by Xeroxing and spiral bind rather than using glue binding to save money. Only copy out the minimum number needed to satisfy requests. Post the document on the internet for people to print out themselves or to read it electronically... more »

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Department of Commerce

$187,000,000 Per Year Saved! OPERATION FREEZE THE INK!

OPERATION FREEZE THE INK! 700 pounds and 10,000 pages is what the average worker will print in one year. A 25-30% reduction of printing by 50-60% of federal workers (1,500,000 FTE) would save $187 million in a year! It's not technology that holds us back, it's the will to use it. Implementing a printing cap would make government workers get creative in how a document is electronically delivered.

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Executive Office of the President

Eliminate Paper Payroll Stubs

Currently federal agencies mandate electronic payroll deposits. On the flip side, many still send out paper payroll subs.

 

I would like to see a federal mandate to make all payroll stubs electronic. This would save postage and paper costs while simultanelously expediting these notices to all federal employees.

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