Cost Saving Ideas

On this page you may vote on cost-saving ideas submitted from March through August, 2015, by employees of the Texas Health and Human Services System agencies (DADS, DFPS, DSHS, HHSC).

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Voting on this set of ideas will be open until a new set of ideas is posted.

HHS System employees may submit new ideas by visiting http://hhscx.hhsc.texas.gov/cost-saving-ideas

Campaign: #5 Non-Program Cost Saving Ideas Apr - July 2016

Turn Off Lights

Encourage employees to turn off all cubicle lights and computer screens when they are not at their desks. Turn off all lights and electronics that are not in use, especially unoccupied areas. [992, 993b, 1014, 1037, 1075, 1105a, 1108, 1168, 1201a, 1214, 1219]

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176 votes
191 up votes
15 down votes
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Campaign: #5 Non-Program Cost Saving Ideas Apr - July 2016

Meet Remotely

Use Skype, Facetime, teleconferencing and videoconferencing for meetings and trainings to eliminate unnecessary travel – even if just across town. [1043a, 1055, 1089, 1132, 1202, 1272]

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162 votes
191 up votes
29 down votes
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Campaign: #5 Non-Program Cost Saving Ideas Apr - July 2016

Use Secure Print without Banners

Make sure people understand that turning off Banner pages works best when they also turn ON the Secure Print feature to avoid unidentified jobs piling up at the printer. With Secure Print your jobs don't print until you actually go to the machine to release them. [1112, 1142, 1143]

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110 votes
137 up votes
27 down votes
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