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Statement by Secretary Johnson on the 2016 Best Places to Work Rankings

Release Date: December 15, 2016

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

While we are disappointed with the Department of Homeland Security’s overall 2016 ranking in the Partnership for Public Service’s “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government,” I am pleased that our employee engagement score increased 2.7-points.  This is in contrast to an overall 1.3-point increase government-wide, and it is the second largest single-year increase of any large agency.  This is also the first increase in the Department’s survey score since 2010.

Like this year’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey increase, this increase is the result of the hard work and aggressive employee engagement campaign we have launched over the last several years.

I hope this upward trend continues, and I hope the next Secretary and the incoming Administration continue to make it a priority.

Most important, I thank and recognize the men and women of this Department, who take on the tremendous task of safeguarding our country each and every day.  It is their dedication, courage, and service that have made our communities stronger and our nation safer. 

Happy Holidays.


Last Updated: 09/23/2019
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