Quality of Life Enhancement

To better the life of those who keep us safe

Quality of Life Enhancement

Develop programs through private partnerships to establish enhanced quality of life benefits for those employed by Virginia State Police Due to the inability for Legislators to correct deficiencies with the Pay Compression Issue, this is the next in a series of options to better the livelihood of personnel within VSP.

Areas of Focus for Enhanced Quality:

1) Housing Options
2) Holiday Excursions
3) Soft Cost Capacitors
4) Training Transition Support
5) Extreme Sports Adventures
6) Dependent College Grants
7) Personal Vehicle Options
8) Bonus Days
9) Couples Retreats
10) Grocery Discounts
11) Technology Discounts and Specials
12) Retail Buy Down Cost Reduction Community
13) Automotive Costs Reduction Community
14) Note: This is a fluid list – it is not limited to the above catagories.

Roll out:

Develop a partnership with an existing Nonprofit or combination of Nonprofits to work towards development of partnering with local businesses to provide value to enhance quality of life for those employed with VSP. This would be both LE and Civilians. The next step is for a new Nonprofit to be established that has a singular focus on this mission. The key to a Nonprofit would be for tax deductions for those who would contribute to this mission. There are other factors that a Nonprofit can champion that allow for multiple benefits. The down range goal is to establish new entities that represent each of these categories.
For example, Housing options. The initial roll out for this is to develop relationships with Realtor Companies what would write specific contracts guaranteeing discounts on their costs to personnel purchasing or renting homes from them. This ultimately would roll out to having a unique organization or human capital dedicated to housing requests within VSP. Grocery discounts. Initially the picture of this is to develop relationships grocery retailers that would provide discounts to those with VSP. This can be packaged in the form of an ID card, or customizable program that each employee has the option of participating in. The down range goal is for the organization spear heading this to create a form of what the Military uses – PX – that is only accessible to VSP personnel. This can be an online ordering system or box store that only serves patrons with VSP. Granted, this model can be easily expanded to include other organizations, but it is essential to focus on the quality of life enhancement for VSP personnel.

Nonprofit establishment. I have the process and procedures documented for the establishment of a Nonprofit. The goal is to create a unique Nonprofit that has room to grow and that can focus directly on the Enhanced Quality of Life of VSP personnel. A few notes:

Staff on the Nonprofit should not be compensated. They should be comprised of subject matter experts that have a background in subject areas of assignment.

Flexible Focus for Mission. The Nonprofit should have a flexible focus for the mission of the Nonprofit that looks at the whole individual and making the lives of those that work for VSP better all around.

As mentioned, I have the process for creation of a Nonprofit documented, and as such, it is a methodical process to engage and note, I have created one thus I have “on the job” training. The “added value” of items in this will require attention to Tax preparation. It is essential that costs incurred for additional taxes be reimbursed to personnel to not add additional burdens. This needs to be a matter discussed in a work group environment with tax subject matter experts.


In closing, the goal is simple, make the quality of life for those employed by VSP, better all around.


                                                                             Dave Minyard

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