In today’s Federal Newscast, the House Homeland Security Committee passed the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act. The bill would move screeners at the Transportation Security Administration under the General Schedule, a move that would likely mean a pay raise.
In today’s Federal Newscast, members of the House Homeland Security Committee are asking leaders at the Transportation Security Administration what it can do to pay the agency’s officers more.
Citizenship and Immigration Services attributes a 64% drop in its Freedom of Information Act backlog to a new, end-to-end processing and tracking system it launched back in July. CIS sees the new system as a model for other organizations — or an enterprise system that agencies could tap into.
The director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a new strategic intent plan that details the vision and objectives around five principles and eight objectives for the rebranded organization.
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.