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The Resource A ready and resilient workforce for the Department of Homeland Security : protecting America's front line, Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

A ready and resilient workforce for the Department of Homeland Security : protecting America's front line, Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

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A ready and resilient workforce for the Department of Homeland Security : protecting America's front line
Title
A ready and resilient workforce for the Department of Homeland Security
Title remainder
protecting America's front line
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) range from preventing foreign and domestic terrorist attacks; securing the nation's borders; safeguarding transportation systems; responding to natural disasters; nuclear detection; and more. Created in 2002 from a merger that rapidly incorporated parts of eight cabinet departments and 22 government agencies, DHS has struggled to integrate its numerous components and their unique cultures. While DHS is very accomplished at performing its many missions, the nature of the DHS work environment is inherently stressful, and employees suffer from low morale. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line reviews current workforce resilience efforts, identifies gaps, and provides recommendations for a 5-year strategy to improve DHSTogether, the current DHS workforce resilience program. This report stresses the importance of strong leadership, communication, measurement, and evaluation in the organization and recommends content for a 5-year plan that will promote centralized strategic direction and resource investment to improve readiness and resilience at the department. While all DHS component agencies share a common mission, each have distinct roles with different stressors attached, making implementation of an organization-wide resilience or wellness program difficult. The recommendations of A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security outline how DHS can focus its efforts on creating a common culture of workforce readiness and resilience, while recognizing the distinct, proud, celebrated cultures of its component agencies
  • The responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) range from preventing foreign and domestic terrorist attacks; securing the nation's borders; safeguarding transportation systems; responding to natural disasters; nuclear detection; and more. Created in 2002 from a merger that rapidly incorporated parts of eight cabinet departments and 22 government agencies, DHS has struggled to integrate its numerous components and their unique cultures. While DHS is very accomplished at performing its many missions, the nature of the DHS work environment is inherently stressful, and employees suffer from low morale. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line reviews current workforce resilience efforts, identifies gaps, and provides recommendations for a 5-year strategy to improve DHSTogether, the current DHS workforce resilience program. This report stresses the importance of strong leadership, communication, measurement, and evaluation in the organization and recommends content for a 5-year plan that will promote centralized strategic direction and resource investment to improve readiness and resilience at the department. While all DHS component agencies share a common mission, each have distinct roles with different stressors attached, making implementation of an organization-wide resilience or wellness program difficult. The recommendations of A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security outline how DHS can focus its efforts on creating a common culture of workforce readiness and resilience, while recognizing the distinct, proud, celebrated cultures of its component agencies
  • The responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) range from preventing foreign and domestic terrorist attacks; securing the nation's borders; safeguarding transportation systems; responding to natural disasters; nuclear detection; and more. Created in 2002 from a merger that rapidly incorporated parts of eight cabinet departments and 22 government agencies, DHS has struggled to integrate its numerous components and their unique cultures. While DHS is very accomplished at performing its many missions, the nature of the DHS work environment is inherently stressful, and employees suffer from low morale. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line reviews current workforce resilience efforts, identifies gaps, and provides recommendations for a 5-year strategy to improve DHSTogether, the current DHS workforce resilience program. This report stresses the importance of strong leadership, communication, measurement, and evaluation in the organization and recommends content for a 5-year plan that will promote centralized strategic direction and resource investment to improve readiness and resilience at the department. While all DHS component agencies share a common mission, each have distinct roles with different stressors attached, making implementation of an organization-wide resilience or wellness program difficult. The recommendations of A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security outline how DHS can focus its efforts on creating a common culture of workforce readiness and resilience, while recognizing the distinct, proud, celebrated cultures of its component agencies
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Funding information
This study was supported by Contract HSHQDC-12-J-00188, CLIN 0001, between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Homeland Security. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.
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WA 495
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  • United States
  • Occupational Health
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • Employment
  • Leadership
  • Personnel Management
  • United States Government Agencies
  • Workforce
  • United States
Summary expansion
The responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) range from preventing foreign and domestic terrorist attacks; securing the nation's borders; safeguarding transportation systems; responding to natural disasters; nuclear detection; and more. Created in 2002 from a merger that rapidly incorporated parts of eight cabinet departments and 22 government agencies, DHS has struggled to integrate its numerous components and their unique cultures. While DHS is very accomplished at performing its many missions, the nature of the DHS work environment is inherently stressful, and employees suffer from low morale."A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line" reviews current workforce resilience efforts, identifies gaps, and provides recommendations for a 5-year strategy to improve DHSTogether, the current DHS workforce resilience program. This report stresses the importance of strong leadership, communication, measurement, and evaluation in the organization and recommends content for a 5-year plan that will promote centralized strategic direction and resource investment to improve readiness and resilience at the department.While all DHS component agencies share a common mission, each have distinct roles with different stressors attached, making implementation of an organization-wide resilience or wellness program difficult. The recommendations of "A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security" outline how DHS can focus its efforts on creating a common culture of workforce readiness and resilience, while recognizing the distinct, proud, celebrated cultures of its component agencies
Label
A ready and resilient workforce for the Department of Homeland Security : protecting America's front line, Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Introduction and background 2. A vision and goals for workforce readiness and resilience -- 3. Leadership, communication, and culture in the Department of Homeland Security -- 4. Measurement, evaluation, and reporting for improved readiness and resilience -- 5. Elements of Department of Homeland Security Workforce Readiness and Resilience Strategic Plan
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OCM1bookssj0001219186
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unknown
Isbn
9780309289467
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Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001219186
Label
A ready and resilient workforce for the Department of Homeland Security : protecting America's front line, Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Introduction and background 2. A vision and goals for workforce readiness and resilience -- 3. Leadership, communication, and culture in the Department of Homeland Security -- 4. Measurement, evaluation, and reporting for improved readiness and resilience -- 5. Elements of Department of Homeland Security Workforce Readiness and Resilience Strategic Plan
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001219186
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780309289467
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001219186

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