Help Wanted at DHS: Implications of Leadership Vacancies on the Mission and Morale, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, December 12, 2013   [open pdf - 564KB]

This is from the December 12, 2013 hearing, "Help Wanted at DHS: Implications of Leadership Vacancies on the Mission and Morale," held before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Michael McCaul, "…over 40 percent of the Department's senior leadership positions are either vacant or have an acting placeholder. This means nearly half of the top positions at the third-largest department in the United States Government are not filled. This is an issue of accountability, or put more simply: 'Who is in charge?' Additionally, it is my judgment that this sends a signal that homeland security is not a priority for this administration. As we all know, large organizations cannot be managed if they do not have managers. While DHS has thousands of dedicated career employees, it is suffering from a void of leadership because this administration has failed to appoint qualified individuals to advance DHS's many important responsibilities. From border security to internal investigations, top positions have remained vacant not for months, but years." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael McCaul, Tom Ridge, David C. Maurer, Max Stier, and Colleen M. Kelley.

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