The Partnership Testifies on “Building One DHS: Why is Employee Morale Low?”
On March 22, 2012, Partnership President and CEO, Max Stier, testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Management, Investigations and Oversight on employee morale at the Department of Homeland Security.
In his testimony, Stier discussed the Department of Homeland Security’s 2011 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® ranking. Stier noted the department’s continued struggle to increase its scores and offered case studies from other agencies as a guide toward improvement. He also made several recommendations to Congress on ways to strengthen leadership and management at the department, including increasing senior executive mobility opportunities, converting managerial positions from politically appointed to career positions, increasing accountability and improving data collection by making it more timely.