Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill to Boost Morale at Homeland Security

NextGov: The chairman of a House committee overseeing the Homeland Security Department reintroduced a bill Thursday to boost the morale of employees at the department that has long lagged behind the rest of government in engagement.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., sponsored the Department of Homeland Security Morale, Recognition, Learning and Engagement Act (H.R. 1433), a bill that would provide a number of avenues to improve morale at the Homeland Security Department. For the last five years, the Homeland Security Department has been ranked at the bottom of large agencies in terms of employee engagement, as measured by the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

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