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This survey allows you to vote on cost-efficiency suggestions proposed by TxDOT employees.

TxDOT values your feedback but can’t guarantee that winning suggestions will be implemented.

Please tell us whether you agree, disagree or are neutral in regard to each of the proposed suggestions.

We appreciate your time and input.

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* 1. TxDOT should reduce its water usage by installing aerators on faucets.

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* 2. TxDOT mail delivery by staff should only occur in urgent situations, and FedEx should be used as the primary means for mail delivery in the Houston District 

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* 3. The requirement for provider referrals in ERS health insurance from awarded contracts should be removed. Pre-approvals for surgeries would still be maintained.

The requirement for selecting a primary care physician should also be removed. It is particularly challenging for employees in rural areas where there is a high turnover rate among doctors. Many established doctors in rural areas only work part-time, as well. Because of the PCP requirement employees often end up waiting 4 or 5 days to see a doctor.

 

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* 4. TxDOT’s existing Wide Area Network (WAN) function connects users at a campus to applications hosted on servers in a data center. TxDOT should instead adopt Software-Defined networking in a Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) because it would allow us to build higher-performance WAN using less expensive commercially available Internet access. TxDOT could partially or wholly replace more expensive private WAN connection technologies. SD-WAN would also simplify the management and operation of a WAN by separating the networking hardware from its control mechanism while increasing security in a cloud-based environment.

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