Agencies have offered mixed messages about telework and the flexibilities their employees have in balancing the coronavirus pandemic, childcare duties and family medical concerns — and their work and services to the public.
Randolph “Tex” Alles, the acting undersecretary for management at DHS, said through initiatives such as the St. Elizabeth’s consolidation and employee engagement, the agency is becoming more effective in meeting mission goals.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has abandoned plans to relocate to the St. Elizabeths campus, but another wave of DHS components plans to move in over the next few years.
The Department of Homeland Security released two solicitations seeking industry help to consolidate and modernize as many as 22 legacy financial management systems for a fifth time in the last 15 years.
U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles is leaving the Trump administration
Staffing shortages, attrition and low morale cause perpetually ongoing problems at every level of the Secret Service, said the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general. The president’s 2018 budget request calls for more funding and employees, but neither the IG nor members of Congress say it’s enough to turn around the beleaguered agency.
The White House has named Randolph Alles as the new director of the Secret Service
Eight years after unmanned aircraft became a part of border security, the effectiveness of the program remains a question mark. A new Homeland Security inspector general audit says Customs and Border Protection never developed performance measures. Investigators found aircraft don’t meet flight goals, and CBP has way undercalculated flight costs. The agency, however, disputes those findings. For the management side of the story, Randolph “Tex” Alles, assistant commissioner of the Office of Air and Marine at CBP, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive. His first bone to pick concerned how long the drones are supposed to be in the air.