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Department of Health and Human Services

Support Telework

Telework is championed as a winning solution to improving morale and efficiency in the government work place --employers benefit from more efficient use of time by employees, decreased costs of facilites, and an incentive to recruit and retain employees who might be otherwise tempted to work for the private sector; employees benefit by having an easier commute, decreased personal commuting costs, and less time in traffic... more »

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Department of Justice

Federal Employee Video Testimony

Routinely the DOJ and US Attorneys Office will subpoena Federal employees to testify in cases outside of the employee's geographical work area.

These cases can often be cross country in nature as currently my office on the West Coast is working to find funding to send an employee to the East Coast for under one hour of general background testimony.

A cross country flight and hotel for less than one hour of general testimony.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Hotel Desks and Sixty Percent Telework

I suggest that federal agencies mandate that all administrative staff people who do not need to maintain large physical files and who do not need to be physically on the premises of their workplaces (such as members of the Chief Information Officer's, Chief Financial Office's, and Acquisition work forces) be placed on alternating 3/2 schedules (i.e., one week they telework 3 days and are in the office for 2 days, and... more »

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Executive Office of the President

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Stuff We All Get

You have seen it in your unit’s storage or at a recruiting event. We give it out to visitors at trade shows or at an unit open house event.

Coffee cups, calendars, key chains, pens, challenge coins, you name it and the only thing in common is the sticker on the bottom; Made in China.

It is time to impose immediate legislation that will prohibit the purchase of foreign made items for official... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidate DHS Seized Property Operations

Currently; Border Patrol, CBP, FPS, ICE, TSA and the US Coast Guard have their own facilities, policy, processes, and specialist personnel to handle seized property and contraband.

By consolidating all of these facilities and processes into one DHS seized property system, cost savings and efficiency will occur.

Why does ICE need a seized property vault in the same geographical location as CBP?

Consolidate these facilities... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Use telework to consolidate workspace

Recently, telework has been gaining steam with more and more employees taking advantage of the program during the past year. What this has led are a large amount of employee days where cubicles and desks are left unused and these are days when this space and equipment is being wasted. For example, consider a department with 10 employees who each telework 2 days a week. In this scenario, there would be a total of 20... more »

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Department of Energy

Telework Policy

A need for a federal mandated teleworker policy is needed. The savings using tele-working has been substantiated across the board. With todays technology, working from home is a no brainier and the cost and employee moral savings alone is extensive. Consolidated federal work space should be the norm and workers should be encouraged to work from home on a normal schedule.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Increasing productivity by limiting distracting blast e-mails

Our workdays are frequently interrupted by "blast" emails intended for broad audiences. These emails serve as random interruptions that break up the rhythm of our work-tasks, and reduce our attention span and productivity. There are many peer-reviewed scientific journal articles supporting the negative effects of random distractions on attention and productivity, including reductions of our energy and efficiency. This... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Allow for half days of telework

Sometimes, full day telework is not an option in certain departments because of morning weekly meetings. If, however, employees were able to come into work in the morning, leave at lunchtime, and telework the 2nd half of the day, telework would be able to be used more often. This wider use of telework would allow for more savings in the telework program since people would better be able to take advantage of the program.... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Make Better Use of HHS' Rented Space

HHS is renting space in Frederick, Maryland for its COOP (Continuity of Operations) emergency use. The warehouse, fully outfitted with special heavy duty IT systems capacity, desks, break rooms, telephones, laptops, changing rooms, bathroom facilities, etc, is enormous and EMPTY 99% of the time. We must be paying a lot for this overflow space which may never be used. Let's offer it as an alternate telecommuting and AWS... more »

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Legislative Branch

Make Telework Mandatory

Make Telework mandatory for all workers who have the cability work remotely. This will eliminate the need for a workspace, eliminates the need for a phone, a desk, a chair, lights, maintenance, overcrowded office space. Government needs to use Technology and let that technology work smarter and cheaper for the tax payer. I could work from home every day, I have a home computer and a telephone. It's all I need to do... more »

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Department of Transportation

Cross-Validate Telework and IT Policies

In my agency, and I presume others, the telework policy and the IT security policy directly contradict each other. DOT and other organizations need to support telework and IT security uniformly by validating all relevant policies against each other to make sure that the necessary and relevant guidance is uniform. This will reduce confusion during planning and implementation allowing for maximum participation in telework,... more »

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Legislative Branch

VOIP - Telework - WebConferencing

The government could save a substantial amount of money by investing in information systems that promote the use of voice over IP and web conferencing. This would drastically cut the phone bill and also open up the door for other areas of improvement. This same infrastructure could be used for web/video conferencing which would save a bundle on needless travel expenses. In my opinion, travel should be mission critical... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Issue laptops instead of desktop computers

Instead of purchasing desktop computers and then additionally issuing laptop computers, make the use of laptops as a primary computer the standard. If every employee had a laptop that latched into a port at their desk, it would make it much easier for employees to have telework capabilities because they could just take their workstation home. Having a port at the desk would allow employees to use a standard-sized monitor... more »

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