By Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience
The duties of the dept of place of origin protection (DHS) variety from fighting overseas and household terrorist assaults; securing the nation's borders; safeguarding transportation structures; responding to ordinary mess ups; nuclear detection; and extra. Created in 2002 from a merger that swiftly included elements of 8 cupboard departments and 22 executive corporations, DHS has struggled to combine its quite a few parts and their specified cultures. whereas DHS is especially comprehensive at acting its many missions, the character of the DHS paintings setting is inherently annoying, and staff be afflicted by low morale.
A prepared and Resilient team for the dept of native land safety: conserving America's entrance Line studies present team resilience efforts, identifies gaps, and gives options for a 5-year technique to enhance DHSTogether, the present DHS team resilience application. This file stresses the significance of robust management, communique, dimension, and evaluate within the association and recommends content material for a 5-year plan that may advertise centralized strategic course and source funding to enhance readiness and resilience on the division.
While all DHS part companies proportion a typical project, every one have specified roles with assorted stressors hooked up, making implementation of an organization-wide resilience or health application tough. The innovations of A prepared and Resilient crew for the dep. of place of birth Security define how DHS can concentration its efforts on making a universal tradition of staff readiness and resilience, whereas spotting the precise, proud, celebrated cultures of its part corporations.
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Identification, coordination, and access to the necessary resources to ensure its viability and sustainability. d. 4 4 See Recommendation 6. PREPUBLICATION COPY: UNCORRECTED PROOF Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line 11 SUMMARY e. Use of data-driven decision making to continuously improve its quality and performance. f. Leadership and direction to the components for these purposes.
The committee believes that achieving a high level of resilience means fostering a sense of pride in the workforce that will lead to a core culture of readiness and resilience and to the development of an informed, well-trained, well-led, and properly supported workforce that has “the ability to withstand, re- PREPUBLICATION COPY: UNCORRECTED PROOF Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line 9 SUMMARY cover and grow in the face of [the] stressors and changing demands” that it experiences in carrying out its diverse missions.
A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line 30 A READY AND RESILIENT WORKFORCE FOR DHS ical resource, its employees, is linked with the department’s vision, mission, and goals. The DHS staff affect the lives of people all over the nation. DHS is accomplished in performing its various duties, and the DHS workforce every day carries out an astonishing amount of work that contributes to the safety of the country so that the American way of life can thrive (see Box 1-3 for examples).
A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience