This is related to the majority of temporary disaster assistance employees who are hired at the onset of a disaster and are laid off when the work load decreases. I recommend these experienced temporary employees are offered to downgrade to a temporary "part-time" status. This will allow the agency to retain more experienced employees for the next disaster. Also, these employees will be allowed handle the majority of the decreased workload and allow opportunities for the cadre staff to plan, to train, and to be developed for future responsibilities and disasters.
Idea No. 15238