Campaign: Workforce Management

SEFA

In the future, SEFA may be able to partner more with their state affiliations. Emails and online documentation could be proliferated to cut costs of getting the word out. One distributed notification of SEFA providing 100% of donations to charities, would greatly increase participation. If this could be realized, it could make the difference in one hungry child. I would be willing to donate my time on nights or weekends ...more »

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Campaign: Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

CIO/OFT could provide Cloud computing services by deploying high speed links to Cloud vendors such as Google, Amazon, 3Tera, GoGrid, etc. from CIO/OFT Data Centers. This could be an additional service at lower cost and reduced service levels than CIO/OFT Hosted Servers for customers whose program needs are satisfied by this delivery model. This may allow NYENET customers to access virtual Data Center Services using ...more »

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Campaign: Workforce Management

Integrate with existing resources

The Workforce One community is run by the federal government, but I wonder if NY State ouldn't have a workforce development presence of it's own that someone works with or integrates to Workforce One? (www.workforce3one.org)

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Campaign: Accessibility

Disability Access

All the New York State Website need to be in complance with Section 508 (accessibility for person with disability) Open Public Meeting Law said that all information should be avalable to all. With so much of the information being posted on State, County, and Local Goverments this is now a mandate to make sure the websites are accessible to all!!! The state can look to Federal Website for complance with Web stanards for ...more »

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Campaign: Cloud Computing

Cloud Computer: internal clouds

As an offshoot of my comment against using public cloud services such as Amazon, I believe that actually maintaining a cloud internally using open source tools would be of big benefit to different agencies. From a recent email I sent in response to the request for comments for the NYS Cloud Computing conference: ----- Gary A. Mort 121 Cedar Street Kingston, NY 12401 Web Engineer/Architect Gotham Informatics, http://www.gothaminformatics.com/ ...more »

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Campaign: Workforce Management

Telecommuting

To date, has the telecommuting pilot (that started over 2 years ago) been publicly announced and/or launched? By allowing qualifying individuals (those meeting the criteria set forth in the policy) to begin the successful implementation of the CIO/OFT Telecommuting program - this would save CIO/OFT admistrative and related expenses (in turn, New York State), as well as the employee saving on gas, reducing polution, and ...more »

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Campaign: Open Government

Encourage Semantic Markup and Linked Data as a Best Practice

The W3C (http://www.w3.org/) defines the Semantic Web as an evolving development of the World Wide Web in which the semantics of information and services on the web is defined, making it possible for the web to understand and satisfy the requests of people and machines to use the web content. Tim Berners-Lee("Inventor of the web") coined the term Semantic Web back in 1999. Today it is frequently referred to as Linked ...more »

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Campaign: Workforce Management

Shared mailbox use

Every unit should have a shared mailbox for employee use. In some cases, it may be appropriate for customer use as well. For example, I need to submit a PR. The PR form, instructions, and the BU write up on inSIDE should tell me where I have to submit the PR.

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Campaign: I.T. Policies

Globally allow the use of Firefox and its extensions

Currently IE is the only approved web browser in CIO/OFT. It is against CIO/OFT policy to install different software such as Firefox unless one goes through a cumbersome policy exception application. In my experience Firefox (with its added extensions) allows more granular control over websites. The types of technologies that facilitate Web 2.0 (Flash; Javascript and other active content) are also used maliciously ...more »

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Campaign: Workforce Management

Training

We use Ilinc remote classroom training and we're saving a lot of money compared to the cost of sending trainers to counties and New York City. One distinct advantage of this approach is that it enables us to train one or two people from a district while training others from other districts simultaneously. Page-specific help should be a standard for all New York State agency applications. It augments (and in some cases ...more »

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Campaign: Cost Reduction Strategies

Reducing printing and copying costs

CIO/OFT is implementing steps to reducing spending on paper, print supplies, maintenance and purchases of printing equipment. These steps include configuring all network printers to default to duplex printing, electronic transmission of documents to the maximum extent possible, minimizing the provision of printed material at meetings, presentations, etc. We are soliciting employee ideas to further reduce costs associated ...more »

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