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Discontinue unnecessary mailings for "save-the-date," announcements, other informational/invitational cards. I receive 3-4 postcards per week which are meaningless to me because I already have the info. Use email! Save paper!

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extra flyers and paper

I am constantly getting flyers for various campus events that have nothing to do with my department or my program - frequently these are on card stock and in color, which means they were not cheap to produce. It seems like notice of campus events, such as bed races and even speakers, could be sent out via email and save paper and a large amount of money. Similarly, while Christmas and Thanksgiving cards are cute, ...more »

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Reduce Work Hours During Summer

I think closing down the whole University at Noon on Fridays, only during the Summer, would save the University a lot money. Or close every other Friday during the Summer. Almost all the Universities or Colleges in the area do close sometime during the Summer.

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have online form for Key control instead of printed multi part

UTA Procedure 6-15 Key and Lock Control

requires these forms to be purchased by each dept. from campus printing in section II A

http://www.uta.edu/policy/procedure/6-15

$17.95 per 25 forms.

 

Why not have an online form, that could be sent to Key Control Electronically instead of thru campus mail.

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Water Filling Stations

With so many events and programs on campus passing out reusable bottles and mugs, we need to install water filling stations to accommodate the use of these items. I recently contacted Pepsi to see how much bottled water has been purchased or donated to UTA since Pepsi began in December 2008. This is alarming and we really need to consider reducing our use of bottled water on campus. 4,194 cases have been either purchased ...more »

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Paper purchase

Every department at UTA orders its own paper. If the University negotiated a contract directly with the paper company and the paper was delivered to a central location(such as the print shop), the school could save a large amount of money. Two additional things would have to happen with the paper: 1. print shop could not raise the price 2. to stay green, but not bear the extravagant expense of 100% recycled paper, ...more »

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Office Supply Exchange

Have a online site for departments to exchange or surplus their office supplies/furniture that are no longer needed. To be able to post online for other department who can use them.

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Office Supplies

Standardize office supplies. By negotiating annual or bi-annual contracts on office supplies and standardizing which ones are used throughout campus, the savings could be as much as 40%.

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Regulate building temps better

Some parts of our building (Central Library) are sweltering, while others are freezing; I'm sure other campus buildings are similar. It's not uncommon for my neighbor librarians and I to have to wrap ourselves in sweaters and blankets in the summer. I see students doing the same while studying. Can we not set the building to be 74 degrees and have it actually stay that way? We have complained time and again to our building's ...more »

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Stop Changing the Logo

Understandably times change and things become outdated, but changing the "A" logo repeatedly is a bit much. The only change in the logo was the "feet" on the first A are now gone and the color of the star has changed. Changing this logo now means everyone has to purchase new letterhead, envelopes, pens, bags, post-it pads, etc. It doesnt seem to be enough of a difference to justify the change!

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Summer/Winter Voluntary Employee Furlough Program

Create a voluntary summer and/or winter employee furlough plan similar to the summer flex plan. Allow employees that are classified within preapproved, preselected employment classification groups the opportunity to volunteer taking preapproved days off during the summer or winter (1 day every week, 1 day every two weeks, or so many days within a calendar month) at either a reduced pay or no pay, but without impacting ...more »

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Eliminate the styrofoam or paper coffee cups being used in break rooms. Everyone bring their own mug to work.

 

Put sensors on the lights in the bathrooms so they go off on their own when not in use.

 

Eliminate the receptions from the Graduation Ceremonies until the Special Events center is open.

 

Continue to NOT have the Community Holiday Reception until the economy is better.

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