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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B--Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2013. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18407.
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Appendix B

Committee Meeting Agendas

Held by the Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience (December 2012–May 2013)

MEETING ONE: DECEMBER 13, 2012 Keck Building 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

10:45 – 11:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Gen. James Peake, Ret., Committee Chair

11:00 – 11:10 am

The Charge to the Committee

Alexander Garza, Assistant Secretary of Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Office of Health Affairs, DHS

11:10 – 11:15 am

Committee Questions and Discussion

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

DHS Workforce Resilience: Past, Current, and Future

Linda Perkins, Director for Strategic Integration, Capstone Consulting Group, Supporting DHS Office of Health Affairs DHSTogether

Alisa Green, HR Specialist, Workforce Engagement, Chief Human Capital Office, DHS

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Committee Questions and Discussion

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Lunch

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B--Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2013. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18407.
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2:00 – 2:30 pm

Resiliency Sciences Institutes

George Everly, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Committee Questions and Discussion

2:45 – 3:15 pm

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program

Lt. Col. Daniel Johnston, Comprehensive Solider Fitness Program, Medical Director, US Army

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Committee Questions and Discussion

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Total Force Fitness Program

Capt. Kevin Berry, Ret., Vice President for Military Medical Research, Samueli Institute

4:00 – 4:15 pm

Committee Questions and Discussion

4:15 – 4:30 pm

Public Comment

4:30 pm

Closing Comments/Adjourn Open Session

Gen. James Peake, Ret., Committee Chair

MEETING TWO: FEBRUARY 45, 2013 Keck Building 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

Monday, February 4, 2013

8:30 – 8:45 am

Welcome and Introductions

Gen. James Peake, Ret., Committee Chair

8:45 – 9:05 am

DHS Employee Engagement Executive Steering Committee

Marian Manlove, Deputy Director for Employee Engagement, DHS

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B--Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2013. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18407.
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9:05 – 9:15 am

Committee Questions and Discussion

9:15 – 9:55 am

Panel: DHS Safety and Health Data

Alisa Green, HR Specialist, Workforce Engagement, Chief Human Capital Office, DHS

Karl Anderson, Department of Safety and Health Manager, Chief Human Capital Office, DHS

Diane M. Cole, Program Manager, Human Capital Policy & Programs, Chief Human Capital Office, DHS

Gary D. Myers, Program Manager and Policy Advisor, Workers‘ Compensation Program, DHS

Pat Curtin, Personnel Research Psychologist, Human Capital Policy and Programs, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, DHS

Kim Harris, Human Capital Business Systems (HCBS) Reporting Team Lead, HRIT Operations, HCBS, OCHCO, DHS

9:55 – 10:10 am

Committee Questions and Discussion

10:10 – 10:20 am

Break

10:20 – 10:50 am

Morale at DHS: Report from GAO

David Maurer, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Team, US Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Jeff Tessin, Senior Statistician, Applied Research and Methods Team, GAO

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B--Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2013. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18407.
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10:50 – 11:05 am

Committee Questions and Discussion

11:05 – 11:45 am

Panel: Peer Support Programs

Scott D. Garrett, Associate Chief, US Border Patrol, DHS

Jesus (Jesse) Ramirez, Operations Officer, Office of Border Patrol, DHS

Dennis Holley, Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge, Critical Incident Response Program, Tactical Support Section, Field Operations Division, Federal Air Marshal Service, DHS

Elyse Sharpe, Employee Assistance Program Administrator, Drug Enforcement, Administration (DEA)

R. Gail London, Program Manager, Critical Incident Stress Management, Office of Organizational Health, Directors Office, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, DHS

11:45 am–12:00 pm

Committee Questions and Discussion

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 – 1:20 pm

Keynote Address: Workforce Resilience at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), followed by Q&A

Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary, DHS

1:20 – 2:05 pm

Data Integration

Major Paul B. Lester, Director, Research Facilitation Team (RFT), Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army (O/DUSA)

2:05 – 2:25 pm

Committee Questions and Discussion

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B--Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2013. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18407.
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2:25 – 2:55 pm

DHS Leadership Program

Lina A. Savkar, Deputy Executive Director, DHS Leader Development

2:55 – 3:10 pm

Committee Questions and Discussion

3:10 – 3:25 pm

Break

3:25 – 4:05 pm

Leadership in Large and Complex Organizations, Discussion and Q&A

Ellen Cunniff, Principle, Becton Dickinson

4:05 – 5:00 pm

Communication in Large and Complex Organizations

Merrie Spaeth, President, Spaeth Communications

Lisette Mondello, Senior Consultant, Spaeth Communications

5:00 – 5:15 pm

Committee Questions and Discussion

5:15 – 5:30 pm

Public Comment and Discussion

5:30 pm

Closing Comments/Adjourn

Gen. James Peake, Ret., Committee Chair

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B--Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2013. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18407.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

8:30 – 8:35 am

Welcome and Introductions

Gen. James Peake, Ret., Committee Chair

8:35 – 9:45 am

Panel: DHS Best Practices

David Tumblin, Director of Human Capital Strategy and Technology, Office of Human Capital, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS

Lisa Teems, EAP Manager, Office of Work-Life, US Coast Guard HQ, DHS

R. Gail London, Program Manager, Critical Incident Stress Management, Office of Organizational Health, Directors Office, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, DHS

9:45 – 10:15 am

Committee Questions and Discussion

10:15 am

Adjourn

SITE VISIT ONE: APRIL 45, 2013 New York, NY

Thursday, April 4, 2013

7:45 am – 12:00 pm

Tour, stakeholder discussions

FEMA Regional Office

26 Federal Plaza

New York, NY 10278-0002

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Lunch

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B--Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2013. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18407.
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1:30 – 5:30 pm

Tour, stakeholder discussions

FEMA Joint Field Office

118-35 Queens Blvd

Forest Hills, NY 11375

5:30 pm

Adjourn

Friday, April 5, 2013

9:00 – 11:30 am

Tour, stakeholder discussions

Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)

201 Varick Street

9th Floor

New York, NY 10014-7447

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch

12:30 – 4:30 pm

Tour, stakeholder discussions

US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS)

26 Federal Plaza

New York, NY 10278-0002

4:30 pm

Adjourn

SITE VISIT TWO: APRIL 89, 2013 Texas

Monday, April 8, 2013

8:00 – 9:00 am

Stakeholder discussions

Border Patrol, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol

Sector Headquarters

4400 South Expressway 281

Edinburg, TX 78542-2621

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B--Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2013. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18407.
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GROUP 1

9:00 – 11:00 am

Tour, stakeholder discussions

Border Patrol, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol

Sector Headquarters: Communications

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stakeholder discussions

Border Patrol, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol

Sector Headquarters: Office of Intelligence

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 – 5:00 pm

Tour, stakeholder discussions

Border Patrol, McAllen Annex–Special

Operations Group (SOG)

2301 S. Main Street

McAllen, TX 78503

GROUP 2

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tour, stakeholder discussions

McAllen Border Patrol Station

3000 West Military Hwy

McAllen, TX 78503

12:00 – 12:40 pm

Lunch

12:40 – 2:45 pm

McAllen Border Patrol Station continued

3:00 – 5:30 pm

Tour, stakeholder discussions

CBP Office of Air and Marine

2601 Hangar Lane 32B

McAllen, TX 78503

5:30 pm

Adjourn

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B--Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2013. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18407.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

GROUP 1

8:00 – 11:00 am

Tour, stakeholder discussions

Fort Brown Border Patrol Station

3305 S. Expressway 77/83

Brownsville, TX 78521

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch

12:00 – 2:30 pm

Tour, stakeholder discussions

Immigration and Customs Services (ICE)

Port Isabel Service Processing Center

27991 Buena Vista Blvd.

Los Fresnos, TX 78566

GROUP 2

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tour, stakeholder discussions

Falfurrias Border Patrol Station

933 Country Road 300

P.O. Box 479

Falfurrias, TX 78355

Falfurrias Checkpoint

Hwy. 281, 14 miles south of Station

Falfurrias, TX 78355

12:00 – 2:00 pm

Lunch/Break

2:00 – 4:30 pm

Tour, stakeholder discussions

Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station

730 Border Patrol Lane

Rio Grande City, TX 78582

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B--Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2013. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18407.
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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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