Employee engagement

TSA Administrator David Pekoske

TSA’s biggest challenge in two decades? Securing better pay for frontline workers, leaders say

Both Democrats and Republicans say they believe frontline officers at the Transportation Security Administration are underpaid. The House Homeland Security…

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NIH team creating new data tool that tracks federal employee perceptions and demographics

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After 15 years of Best Places to Work, data findings consistently point to engagement needs

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Meet the agency whose COVID-19 response earned near-perfect marks

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DHS sees more employee engagement successes, even in a pandemic year

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Agency ratings reveal federal government still behind private sector for engagement

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Agencies score high marks from employees on handling of pandemic, but leadership issues persist

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2020 FEVS: What we learned about the federal workforce during COVID-19

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Feds are busy, and busier during the pandemic. Of course they’re feeling burnout.

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What may survive from Trump’s workforce agenda, with many of the signature policies gone

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GAO: Though improved, DHS employee engagement still needs a lot of work

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office sees some progress in the efforts from the Department of Homeland Security to improve…

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The hardest thing to have in the pandemic: A voice

Executives in large agencies use surveys to take the pulse of their workforces.

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As pandemic continues, former agency officials call for mission refocus at DHS

Initially created in reaction to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security is at another inflection point, former DHS and national security experts say. The coronavirus pandemic is another opportunity to reimagine and refocus the department to handle the ongoing health crisis in the short term and other non-military challenges later.

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