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Recognizing DHS Excellence

Leading up to May’s Public Service Recognition Week, Secretary Mayorkas and Department leadership are paying special tribute to members of the workforce and their incredible contributions.

As part of this “Month of Recognition,” DHS employees are being honored during recognition events in communities across the country.


  • Recognition Events

    Recognition Events

    To help recognize the extraordinary efforts of the DHS workforce, DHS is hosting a series of events across the country.

  • 2022 Secretary's Awards

    Secretary's Awards

    The 2022 Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice, and professional excellence of 876 employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security.

Employee Stories

Read stories of those who provide a shining example of the heroic work performed everyday throughout the Department.

  • Mike Cuccio

    Michael Cuccio, Secretary’s Meritorious Service Silver Medal Award recipient.

    2022 Meritorious Award Recipient
    Mike Cuccio's initiatives make significant improvements at FEMA, in the Supply Chain Integration Branch and beyond.

  • Yolanda Jackson

    Yolanda Jackson - Secretary's Award for Championing Equity Recipient

    2022 Champion of Equity Award Recipient
    FEMA's Yolanda Jackson's personal mission is something engrained in her DNA, ensuring that all people across the country receive the resources and support they need.

Last Updated: 05/18/2022
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