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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

    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: 06/07/2022
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