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What information and high-value data should we provide to make our agency more accountable, improve public knowledge of our work, and create economic opportunity? How can we make information and data available in a timely and accessible manner?

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Submitted by (@homelandinsider)

Benchmarking content on other agencies' FOIA pages

Most other federal agencies have FOIA web pages that contain a much richer amount of information than what is found on the FOIA page of DHS.gov. DHS should benchmark against peer agencies and add content commonly found on such agencies' websites, e.g. staff manuals and statements of policy - both of which are commonly found on other agencies' sites but neither of which are available on DHS.gov.

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221G Admin Processing Woes :-( . Process needs a OVERHAUL

I have gone through the harrowing experience while going to re validate my H1B visa around Mid August . All of my documentations were perfect. Although when I went to the counter the officer was ready with the pink slip right at the start of my interview and after scrutinizing my documents gave me 221g and asked me to visit the other counter where i was asked more questions on my past experience and whether I travelled ...more »

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Explanations for Delays in Rule Making Process

Congress has mandated through the legislative process that DHS develop a variety of new rules and regulations. In many cases DHS has significantly missed the mandated dates by which they were supposed to have published the final rules; for example: the ammonium nitrate security rule (RIN 1601-AA52) and the security training for freight railroad employees rule (RIN 1652-AA57). While there is almost certainly a good reason ...more »

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Submitted by (@christi.cat.1)

Make communication a priority

Regarding USCIS: Promote communication with the general public regarding the status of their cases, thus thwarting undo stress and frustration. Rather than just letting their case status sit at "Initial Review" for 4+ months.

 

Add a category for "background check initiated", or "case awaiting priority date". Anything to ease the frustration of having to wait for months to be reunited with a loved one.

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Submitted by (@dlw000)

All DHS employees should always see and get copy of any ratings

All Government employees should be given a copy of any form that was used to rate them for any reason. Not all are. For example, within TSA, when PASS ratings are complete, a copy is given to the employees. However, in the past, some offices use other local rating forms to gather additional timely and pertinent information concerning employees. The information gathered on these other forms was collected to be used as ...more »

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Submitted by (@joycesalle)

Determine resources required to execute open government plan

The open government plan should include how it will be implemented. And by "how", I mean what resources - PEOPLE - are required to execute the plan. As DHS Components work to develop their budgets and resource allocation plans, those that will be significantly impacted by this open government plan should determine if they have enough, AND the right, people to execute it. And if they don't have adequate resources and ...more »

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Submitted by (@r.sunset)

Need reciprocity agreements barring passport issuing for crimes

We should establish reciprocity agreements with other countries that guarantee we will not issue a passport to a US Citizen who freely admits to a crime in a foreign county that equates to a felony in our country. Background: “Locked up Abroad” (National Geographic Channel) told a story of two US girls, while returning from Peru, who agreed to smuggle drugs for money. They were caught at the airport and thrown into ...more »

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