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Homeland Security spends $450K on
‘state of the art’ gym memberships

Washington Times, by Elizabeth Harrington

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/7/2014 10:00:54 AM

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is spending more than $450,000 on gym memberships for TSA agents and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees who work desk jobs at a procurement office in Washington, D.C. Last month, DHS bought gym memberships for ICE workers in its Office of Acquisition to boost their morale and “improve working conditions.” “As part of the agency-wide Health and Wellness program, sponsored by Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has a requirement to provide ICE employees in Tech World Office at 801 I Street,

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More perks for the portly defenders at the airports. A simple disqualification due to medical standards (weight, which usually means high blood pressure) not met would have sufficed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dwa, 8/7/2014 10:17:21 AM     (No. 9956671)

But remember, according to Pelosi, the cupbord is bare and there is no place where the budget can be cut.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tommyr, 8/7/2014 10:17:53 AM     (No. 9956672)

I´ll bet Big Sis never used her membership.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: yo-yo, 8/7/2014 10:29:30 AM     (No. 9956694)

How many gyms could there be within one-tenth of a mile of Tech World/801; so Vida Fitness is owned by whom?

From FedBizOpps.Gov:
"The vendor facility must be located within the close proximity of the Tech World/801 I Street Offices where the employees are stationed. The resultant vendor offering the facility necessary to qualify as a "full-range health & fitness center" must be no more than a 1/10 (.10) mile distance from the 801 I Street office complex."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: yo-yo, 8/7/2014 10:40:22 AM     (No. 9956713)

As to ownership, after a quick check, could be a buddy of Bathhouse Barry or Jeneral Janet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tren9, 8/7/2014 11:58:03 AM     (No. 9956814)

There are better ways to improve morale:

The beatings will continue until morale improves...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/7/2014 2:25:10 PM     (No. 9956991)

If you look closely you will probably find that the memberships are going to Obama political appointees and not to the career civil service employees who really do all the meaningful work.

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