Department of Justice

Laptop or Desktop

Most all employees in the Department of Justice, and possibly other Federal agencies, are designated a desktop computer (monitor(s), keyboard, and mouse), Blackberry, and laptop computer. Many employees that receive a laptop may work from home 2 or 3 times per year. This a potentially an enormous and wasteful expense. Not only are laptops potentially expensive to purchase, but IT offices must set up each laptop and ensure they are secure for out of office use. The Federal Government, much like the private sector, should have a policy that each employee gets only a desktop computer or laptop w/ a monitor to avoid such waste. The caveat to this is that employees would have to lock their offices at night or bring their computers home evey day to ensure the safety of laptop.

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