In order to promote greater transparency and accountability I would recommend that the Department resume its DOI Working Capital Fund meetings so that all Bureaus and Offices under the Department have a voice and a vote on items for which the Department is billing them. This was a very good practice, but for some reason has been discontinued. It would be great if we could also broadcast these meetings over at the very least closed circuit television (if we could develop a DOI version of CSPAN) and also through Podcasts/online so that DOI employees understand this part of the DOI budget process. There is a sense that all Bureaus have to scour their budgets, but that the overhead at the Department is growing and there is less and less information about Department services and their costs to the rest of the DOI organization.
Idea No. 111