Today, President Biden will sign the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act commemorating Juneteenth as a federal holiday. As June 19 falls on a Saturday this year, federal employees will observe this holiday tomorrow, June 18, 2021.
Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas recently sat down for a one-on-one conversation with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, the first female to hold the title since FEMA's inception. The leaders discuss not only important topics like emergency preparedness and COVID-19 vaccine distribution, but also delve into the personal: family, favorite self-care, and finally, a few new favorite hobbies.
On Friday, June 4, at 8:45am, Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas raised the LGBTQ+ Pride flag for the first time in DHS history. On the St. Elizabeths campus in the District of Columbia, the Secretary and DHS staff proudly gathered in front of the ceremonial entrance for this momentous occasion.
The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) is responsible for the Department’s human capital program.
Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like influenza and other emerging diseases.
DHS is working very closely with CDC, other federal agencies, and public health officials to implement appropriate workforce health and safety measures for the DHS workforce.
Today, many of us find ourselves overworked, stretched with family obligations, exposed to 24/7 news cycles, and worried about the future. These stressors, among many others, can lead us to feel emotionally exhausted and leave us vulnerable to developing psychological conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Science indicates mindfulness – often defined as paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgement – can help.