In today’s Federal Newscast, the Labor Department will pilot a faster approach to discretionary suspension and debarment with its Inspector General and its Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management.
From selfies to hashtags, agencies have asked Americans to actively participate in Earth Day by using social media.
In observation of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the Vice President’s Office announced the selection of 25 communities for up to $452 million in Recovery Act funding to ”ramp-up” energy efficiency building retrofits.
Under a Department of Energy initiative, communities, governments, private sector companies and non-profits will work together on programs for concentrated retrofits of neighborhoods and towns – and eventually entire states.
Meeting one of the Energy Department’s missions, the models are expected to save households and businesses about a $100 million annually in utility bills, while leveraging private sector resources, to create what could be as many as 30,000 new jobs over the next three years.
OPM, GSA, Interior hold fair in Washington to educate employees about being greener. GSA administrator Johnson says it takes a collaborative approach to be more efficient. OPM director Berry calls for more telework to save energy.