Morale at DHS and Offers Recommendations for a Way Forward
Publication Date: 04/19/2007
Publication Topics: Attitudes Toward Government Service, Performance Management
Publication Type: Congressional Testimonies
On April 19th, 2007, Partnership President Max Stier testified before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Management, Investigations and Oversight regarding low employee morale at the Department of Homeland Security. Stier referenced the Partnership’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings which show that DHS ranks second to last among large agencies with respect to workplace satisfaction. Stier recommended that Congress encourage and support Department efforts to hire and retain talent, establish a fair, credible, and transparent performance management system, and develop a system of metrics to evaluate personnel management and reforms over time.
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