On May 14, 2015, Secretary Johnson presented the Secretary’s Award for Valor to 12 individuals who have displayed exceptional courage and valor either while serving the Department, or while off-duty acting only as a concerned citizen willing to help a fellow American in need.
On April 24, Secretary Johnson provided a Fiscal Year 2015 six month update on the Department’s border security efforts from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
It takes a community to protect a community. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe.
When we all take simple steps to be safer online, it makes using the Internet a more secure experience for everyone.
Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live or work, but especially if you are in low-lying areas, near water, behind a levee or downstream from a dam.
Celebrating the U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2015. This year’s commencement speaker was President Barack Obama.
On May 21, 2015, the Association of Government Accountants announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was awarded its second Certificate in Excellence in Accountability Reporting Award and the Best-in-Class Summary of Performance for providing clear insight into the Department’s spending and program performance. I want to congratulate the employees across the Department and specifically the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, who have worked so hard to prepare our annual agency financial report.
Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas concluded a two-day trip to New Orleans where he participated in a series of workforce engagements with the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel.
I commend the work of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service to bring criminal charges against 14 baggage handlers and co-conspirators, for circumventing TSA checkpoints and illegally transporting drugs across the country.
Today, Congress passed H.R. 2252, a bill that ensures fair treatment for our dedicated Border Patrol personnel. After the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 passed last year, the Office of Personnel Management advised DHS that the bill required certain legacy pay mechanisms for our personnel to end before the intended replacement regime could fully come into effect. This was contrary to the intent of the legislation, and I directed the Department to take all legally allowable actions to mitigate the impact on our Agents. Among other steps, we worked with Congress, in a spirit of bipartisanship, to clarify the law in order to protect our Agents from financial hardship.
On May 20, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to New London, Conn., where he will join President Barack Obama and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft at the 134th Commencement Exercises of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
On May 18-19, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will travel to New Orleans where he will participate in a series of workforce engagements with U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel. While in New Orleans, Deputy Secretary Mayorkas will also lead an employee town hall to thank U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel for their service and for responsibly implementing the Department’s policies and enforcement priorities.
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