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  1. Upgrade Telework VPN

    Teleworkers lose a lot of time saving Microsoft Word and Excel and Adobe Reader PDF files on the network drives because the VPN network is so extremely slow and crashes often. Historically, HUD has paid about $100 million per year for the HITS contract. Why can't we get high-quality state of the art computer and network equipment from the IT contractors?

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      0 comments  ·  facilities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Put President Trump/VP Pence/Secretary Carson pictures up on wall

      As a strong supporter of all three men, it would be appreciated by many if proper respect was given to this Administration, specifically President Trump. We work on behalf of the taxpayers and report to Secretary Carson and President Trump. Please post President Trump, VP Pence and Secretary Carson pictures on the walls like you have done with past administrations.

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        2 comments  ·  facilities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        The White House has not yet provided GPO with the official portrait of the President and Vice President. When GPO receives that photo, they will print copies to distribute to federal agencies. At this point no federal buildings have official portraits hanging up. The portraits will be hung up as soon as we receive them.

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          0 comments  ·  facilities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Cardio Equipment in the Empty Cafeteria Space by the Windows

          The empty cafeteria space is sitting idle and not being used! Put cardio equipment by the windows and allow staff to use the machines for free. The machines can be set up by the windows and have a great view of L'Enfant plaza's open space. This will lead to an energized work force and higher productivity rates. Clayton Homes in Knoxville, TN has a free state-of-the-art gym for their employees - why can't we do something similar? Instead of always finding a way to say "no," come up with a solution to get to "yes."

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            3 comments  ·  facilities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Replace Keys with Keypads on Doors?

            This will save money by eliminating purchasing new keys and easier to change locks.

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            • Please Ban the Use of E-Cigarettes in-side HUD Offices

              I recently discovered that a fellow HUD employee has been smoking e-cigarettes in his cubicle and we share an office space. It took 2 months for me to discovered this. When I found out I informed the building administrator who told me that this employee has previously been advised not to do so but that there are no clear policy prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in-side HUD offices. E-cigarettes emits an odorless vapor that contains nicotine and several states and Federal employers have already adopted rules to ban its use in the work place. I am pregnant and I find…

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                4 comments  ·  facilities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Under review.  ·  jay responded

                Apologies for the delay on this one. Just wanted to let y’all know that we’re still looking into this, and hoping to get you a more helpful update soon. :)

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