Campaign: I.T. Policies

A system of Uniform domain names for NYS entities

establish a systematic strategy for names of official government websites of NYS entities. Any city, town, etc. should be - cityname.ny.gov (e.g. Albany.ny.gov, or nassau.ny.gov) whereas counties should be - countyname.ny.gov (e.g. Albanycounty.ny.gov or nassaucounty.ny.gov) or else at - countyname.county.ny.gov (e.g. Albany.county.ny.gov or Nassau.county.ny.gov) For example, the city of Albany, NY website is ...more »

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Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss

Honey and cinnamon are a known name in both oriental and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. The mixture of cinnamon and honey are used as a home remedy for many diseases. And, this is not a word of belief but a fact that proven by studies and researches. Both the ingredients have its own unique healing power. Cinnamon’s come with essential oils and honey have enzyme factor and together it produces a mixture that able to ...more »

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Campaign: Cloud Computing

Google Apps

Why not use Google Apps and Email like many colleges and universities have switched to. I believe parts of the US Government and the city of Washington, DC use Google Apps and Mail.

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Campaign: Cost Reduction Strategies

On site health centers reduce the cost of health care to all.

On the topic of 'Reducing State Spending’: there is an article in the July 20 ed. of Government Technology entitled, 'Local Governments Cut Health-Care Costs With Free On-Site Health Clinics for City Workers'@ http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/766548 This onsite healthcare entity is independently run, has confidential medical records (stored off site electronically), and has shown to reduce costs of premiums, co pays, ...more »

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Campaign: Social Media / Networking

Location Based Social Media Tools

I think many New York State agencies can benefit from using location based social media tools. For example, SCVNGR (http://www.scvngr.com/) is like Foursquare in the fact that users check in to locations and can see their friends. However, it differs in that people can earn points by finishing challenges and completing treks (where people visit multiple locations). Also, unlike Foursquare, SCVNGR is looking to help out ...more »

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Campaign: Workforce Management

HR Open House Survey

Human Resource Services is interested in your feedback! Would you be interested in attending an HRS open house? The open house would be held monthly and designed to assist employees with understanding the Civil Service merit system, discuss individual career options and opportunities, and provide general career and recruitment guidance. Please vote yes or no to either of the options indicated below: Option 1: HRS ...more »

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Campaign: Accessibility

Find Alternative to the closed font CIO/OFT is using, TW Cen MT

Two of the five elements identified by federal CIO Vivek Kundra and others as furthering the administration's technology innovation are "open and transparent government" and "participatory democracy." But how can individual members of the public and small businesses participate in their government if their government is using closed tools? I understand the appeal of our agency-wide TW Cen MT font - it is lean, efficient, ...more »

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Campaign: Workforce Management

NYS Civil Service Eligible List Management System (ELMS) Announcement

Eligible List Management System (ELMS) NYS Department of Civil Service now offers a tool to view Civil Service eligible list information online. Visit the Eligible List Management System (ELMS) at http://www.cs.state.ny.us/elmspublic/ to look up eligible lists by list number, list name, or job title. For example, you can look up the eligible list for Professional Careers Test (Human Resources) by typing in that eligible ...more »

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Campaign: I.T. Policies

Archive old policies with comparisons on inSide

When CIO/OFT updates policies on inSide it removes the old versions. Sometimes, those old versions are needed. It would be helpful if: (1) The previous policies were left online in an archive webpage, linkable from the main policy page. (2) A "compare" version of the new versus old policy was posted at the same time as the new policy so workforce members could see at a glance what has been changed in the new policy. ...more »

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