If you’re going to reduce the FORCE make sure you get rid of the right ones (lazy) first. Doing more with less with less productive people just does not make any common sense. I’m talking both civilians and military. Start with ranking all those annual reports/people and get rid of the low performance. We spend millions of man-hours creating these annual reports on performance but never use them when we get rid workers.... more »
Computer hardware and software failure may result in employee downtime and lost work. Some people mitigate this by backing up files on external hard disks. Unfortunately, backing up files can take up to several hours when the employee has more than 100 GB of data, which results in the inability to do work on the computer during that time. Computer access is critical to completing most tasks. The other option is to backup... more »
ENCOURAGE PERFORMANCE OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Actively eliminate the perceived inability to terminate a Federal Employee for non-performance of their duties as determined by their managers, and develop a system that is both equitable and encourages high performance from employees in the GS system. The main cause of complacency in the Federal Workforce is the fact that Federal Employees know it is nearly impossible to terminate... more »
The Compex program has passengers sent to secondary to ensure that they comply with our rules and regulations. The passengers are sent to secondary based on a time system from primary. At least a thousand passengers are sent to secondary a day, because of this program. The reality is only a very small percentage of passengers sent to secondary under this program are found to be in violation of any laws or rules. The... more »
The time and energy required to fire unproductive government employees is excessive and dissuades action. As a result, the effort is rarely made. The employee continues to be unproductive and the rest of the office is forced to pick up the load. Poor productivity is not tolerated in the private, for profit sector. Shouldn’t be when working for the government either.
Why is CBP on its way to implementing a chaplaincy program when the government is in fiscal crisis. Do the managers think that because employees will do this on a volunteer basis that it doesn't cost money. The time that an employee invests in this (training and assisting) takes away from the actual work of their position. This is absurd. We do have EAP. Others can go to VA. We had decent health insurance. While... more »