GAO to DHS: Your Employee Morale Still in the Dumps

Categories: DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees don’t need another threat of a shutdown to make them even more miserable. They are already the least happy group of employees in the federal government. DHS has been either at or near the bottom of every government wide employee satisfaction survey. That fact is once again pointed out by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which put this chronic problem on its annual high-risk list for 2015.

In the report, the GAO said DHS has developed plans to improve employee morale but has not fully implemented the GAO’s recommendations, including improving its root-cause analysis efforts related to the plans.

“It is important that DHS can retain and attract the talent required to complete its work,” said the GAO. “But the department continues to face significant employee morale challenges. Addressing these and other management challenges will be a significant undertaking that will likely require several years, but will be critical for the department to mitigate the risks that management weaknesses pose to mission accomplishment.”

To view the report click here.

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