FEMA is short nearly 2,000 temporary reserve employees, but acting agency Administrator Peter Gaynor insisted this year’s hurricane season won’t be a repeat of 2017.
A blue-ribbon panel, authorized by Transportation Security Administrator David Pekoske, said pay was the biggest driver of TSA’s high turnover. But the panel urged the agency against adding its security officers to the General Schedule.
Amid bipartisan concern for recent leadership changes at the Department of Homeland Security, oversight experts advise Congress to make structural changes to staff up the management directorates at DHS.
House lawmakers are skeptical 2020 budget requests will be enough to tackle attrition, morale and recruitment challenges for TSA or the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Department of Homeland Security told House lawmakers last week it wants to build three new buildings, including a new facility for the newly renamed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, on the St. Elizabeths campus by 2026.
Despite persistent hiring challenges at Customs and Border Protection, Accenture Federal Services said the recruiting and customer service centers it built as part of its multi-million dollar contract with CBP will set the agency up for future success.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the House and Senate could not agree on a provision in the 2019 defense authorization bill calling for $40,000 Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments for federal employees.
The Trump administration sent to Congress earlier this week a draft bill called the Federal Information Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Improvement Act.
A recent hearing of the House Homeland Security and Oversight and Government Reform committees highlighted the importance of leadership to make progress with CDM.
The Homeland Security Department is finalizing regulations for a new personnel system for its cyber workforce, which would change the way it recruits, hires, pays and retains top talent.