Tuesday, September 23, 2014

DHS Officials Feeing The Agency In Droves

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) top-level officials have reportedly been leaving the federal agency in droves during the past four years.

(Inquistr) A federal database review which garnered nationwide headlines this week states that DHS officials are exiting the homeland security agency at almost twice the rate as in the rest of the federal government overall.

DHS officials have reportedly cited a “dysfunctional work environment” and “abysmal morale” as the primary reasons for leaving their positions as homeland security officials. Some of the staffers have also reportedly stated that private security companies have been offering high salaries to lure Department of Homeland Security staffers away.

The Department of Homeland Security’s terrorism intelligence division has gone through six directors during the Barack Obama administration. The leadership changes have reportedly contributed to a decrease in morale and sparked lengthy delays in the release of intelligence reports. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has also cycled through six commissioners during the Obama administration.

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche