Department of Homeland Security

Voluntary Relocation Program

US Customs and Border Protection should do away with the "Voluntary" Relocation Program. The program in its own wording is supposed to be voluntary. Why are we spending around $20,000 to relocate someone when they simply want a change of venue. The program should be limited to one paid transfer. After that it should be completely voluntary. At my station a VRP arrived that originally entered on duty at the station. He has been paid three separate times, only to end up where he started. I feel that this wasteful practice needs to stop. An incentive can still be offered for the hard to fill stations, but the "Voluntary" Relocation Program should be Voluntary.

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