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Recognizing DHS Excellence

This page recognizes the hard work and dedication of DHS employees. The individuals listed on this page have demonstrated a commitment to the DHS mission and exemplify the values of duty, honor, and excellence.

2022 Presidential Rank Awards

On November 18, 2022, 29 members of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) workforce were recognized for their exceptional performance with the 2022 Presidential Rank Award (PRA).

“America is better prepared for the threats we face because of the tireless efforts of our workforce, and particularly the extraordinary work of these Presidential Rank Award recipients,” said Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “The fact that so many of our civil servants received this prestigious honor is a testament to our entire workforce who made their outstanding achievements possible. The selflessness, honor and hard work of our 29 award recipients is vital to our mission and an inspiration to the rest of our quarter million workforce, who make me proud every day. I am forever grateful for your service. Congratulations.”

  • 2022 Presidential Rank Awards

    Each year, the President recognizes a select group of Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL), and Scientific and Professional (ST) employees for exceptional performance over an extended period of time with the Presidential Rank Awards.

Month of Recognition

During May's Public Service Recognition Week, Secretary Mayorkas and Department leadership paid special tribute to members of the workforce and their incredible contributions.

As part of this "Month of Recognition," DHS employees were honored during recognition events in communities across the country.

  • 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

    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.

  • Curtis Atkinson

    2022 Champion of Equity Award Recipient
    USCIS' Curtis Atkinson raises awareness of cultural diversity in the workplace and society through his concept of sharing "immigrant stories" and more.

  • Mike Cuccio

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

Last Updated: 11/21/2022
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