Recommend to schedule, process, and manage virtually (via “Virtual Docket”) all Veterans hearings that are requested before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA). Currently the BVA processes over 18,500 hearings annually. The anticipated cost saving for the government is an estimate three million dollars. The BVA relies upon the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 57 Regional Offices (ROs) to schedule BVA Video and... more »
All government employees should only use ipads or pcs for their work, including phone calls. Since virtual means “simulated by a computer for reasons of economics, convenience, or performance,” I’m proposing the following: No paper files. No calendars. No written messages. No staplers. No scissors. No rubber bands. No paperclips. No pens. No tape. No pencils. No printers. No office furniture, except the desk. Everything... more »
A lot of tax dollars are spent on funding trips (lodging, private planes, cars, meals) for "the representatives of the people"; Congress. Instead of members of Congress going to Washington for three days a week, why not devise a system that will allow them to submit their arguments and vote from their local offices in their States. I know that tradition dictates that they should come together and have a "meeting of the... more »
Conferences can be held completely online. A virtual conference is a fully interactive event that incorporates training, live chat, active movement in and out of exhibit booths and sessions, and a location for vendor presentations and demonstrations. The attendees can visit any booth or training session, and communicate with other attendees by moving their avatar around the conference floor. Let's start with GSA EXPO!... more »
Increase the ability to work for an office from another state. Not just that you can work from home at an office in the same location that you are - increase the number of jobs that are actually virtual and don't require you to move. There are some functions that do not require you to be in the same location. When it is not necessary to physically be at a location, why couldn't more administrative positions be virtual?... more »
Currently IRS field offices (Taxpayer Assistance Centers) provide annual CPE training to all employees via DVD. Having virtual instructors teach classes that are broadcast live to field offices would allow real-time interaction and save on the cost of producing and shipping thousands of DVDs each year. Virtual classes could also replace travel-related instruction and meetings.