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Mayorkas details DHS workforce gains, future plans

DHS improved in the 2023 Best Places to Work rankings. In a sit-down interview, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tells Federal News Network how it happened.

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

How one DHS office is trying to bounce back amid low morale numbers

The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office at DHS has one of the worst employee engagement and satisfaction scores in all of government.

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Amid hiring issues, USCIS’ Jaddou aims to boost current workforce

Hiring remains a “substantial challenge” for USCIS, but a couple early signs indicate that the agency could be turning a corner with its current workforce.

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At DHS, job satisfaction is improving, but it depends on where you sit

DHS has made some big strides on employee morale in recent years. A new special report examines how DHS sparked those improvements and where it goes from here.

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TSA, AFGE agreement

TSA looking beyond ‘honeymoon phase’ for frontline workforce

After the recent pay increase, TSA is trying to further improve staff retention by creating career ladders and better defining steps for promotions.

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