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I happen to live in AZ and am a DHS employee. Recently, they deployed National Guard Troops to put extra security on our border. Why don't we have reservist Border Patrol Agents. SImmilar to the National Guard or military reservists, these people volunteer to help monitor our border. More people would volunteer than they could imagine.
Eliminate our vacation and sick leave policies and move into the future with PTO. The amounts given could still be relative to what we currently have, but allows for better flexibility of leave use. Then, allow employees to sell back limited amounts annually for cash. This would greatly increase our attendance rates while also fostering a more modern approach to our leave practices.
It baffles me that my Gmail account has 15gigs available for free but my government email is limted to 60megs. Build a better server system for all government workers to use. It should be capable of remote access and be available for all government employees through a secure server. This would elimnate the need for media. No more CD's, No Dvd's, no flash drives. If your computer crashes, no big, log in at another one ...more »
Subsidize the costs for building solar farms for distressed farmers. Make a government program that would make it easy for our farmers to produce clean efficient energy by makinig special loans to build solar farms on their excess property. The energy could be sold back into the grid while also powering their own property.