Showing 11 ideas for tag "website"

Department of Health and Human Services

Moving in/out list-serve/ website

NIH provides excellent training opportunities for vast and diverse set of nationals. These significant number of intramural trainees move in near vicinity of NIH to commute back and forth. Most of them would be around for 2 to 5 years least and move ahead with their career plans. Depending on choice, trainees prefer to look out for moving sales to setup their apartments. If each big/small organization like NIH sets up... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Thrown Away Waste

When I first joined the military, i kind of knew what to expect, but somethings were new to me and took a while for me to grasp. Other things i still can't believe goes on under our very own taxpayers noses. The thing that shocked me the most was the throwing away of perfectly good items that could not be given away or sold to anyone because it's government property and must be scrapped. I watched office chairs that were... more »

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Department of Agriculture

ride share and carpooling website

It’s sometimes frustrating to arrive at a conference you have just driven 8 hours to attend and realize that a colleague also just drove the same route on the same day, and you could have carpooled if only you had known the colleague was going. I always check with colleagues from my lab, but I don’t check with other government employees from my city. My idea would be to set up a “ride share” tool within federal government... more »

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Department of Defense

Government Cooperation

This idea is for all government agencies and all supply managers. I would welcome comments.

To help promote cross agency cooperation and save money, create a .gov website similar to Craigslist that agencies requisition for excess property and material in a local area. Why should one agency buy new items, like desks or chairs, when another agency has excess material in a local area? After the item has been listed for... more »

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Department of Defense

Online Timekeeping

Timesheets should be replaced by a user-friendly web application. This would standardize the timekeeping process, reduce errors, and allow for automation. The web application would allow allow employees to enter time worked, apply an auto-check function to ensure there are no errors, and then submit the information to an approving official. This official can simply verify the hours worked online, hit an approve button,... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Website Consolidation and Reorganization

I submitted this as an idea for the web reorganization, but I'm suggesting it here also.

1) Move all recreation site information from all agencies to Recreation.gov - regardless of if the site needs a reservation. Update the site to make it searchable by ammenity, feature, location, etc.

2) Add an interactive mapping feature to recreation.gov that would also include site maps for campgrounds, pictures of every site... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

NIH/NIAID FreeStuff website: Reuse, Recycle, Resource

We are building a user-friendly website where staff can post, search, and exchange equipment and supplies they no longer need. NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. Our intramural research programs require substantial operational expenses, including... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Slim federal websites - eliminate content easily found elsewhere

Significantly reduce the content on federal websites by eliminating content that can easily be found elsewhere. With so many other sources of basic information available today on the web, it seems unnecessary for us to duplicate it. (Think Wikipedia.) We should instead just post information that only we or only a few sources can provide. This is different from the current Campaign to Cut Waste which is identifying unnecessary... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate contract for duplicate job websites

Currently, the Forest Service uses two main methods of hiring employees: USAJOBS and AVUE Services. USAJOBS is the more comprehensive website. AVUE has less flexibility, does not allow searches for "virtual" jobs, and frequently does not even allow listing where a particular job is located, making job searches and the application process unnecessarily complicated and frustrating. At the same time, we have the goal... more »

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Department of Education

It's like freecyle, but better--it's for office supplies!

Being a college student, I really don't have a budget to get items I need ( like books, hangers, whatever) so I often turn to the service Freecycle--which I guess inspired me with this idea. Since each Department is complied of many offices, I think we should create an inter-office supply network. Similar to the website/program Freecylce, offices within each Department can post wanted ads for supplies they need and offices... more »

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