US Department of Homeland Security recognizes over 200 employees at Secretary’s Awards Ceremony at ICE
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Headquarters today to recognize more than 200 DHS employees for their outstanding contributions. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas hosted the ceremony and was welcomed to ICE by Acting Deputy Director Patrick J. Lechleitner.
The DHS Secretary’s Award is an annual program that recognizes the extraordinary individual and collective achievements of the workforce. There are eight award categories that recognize achievements spanning the previous year. This year, DHS will hold several ceremonies across the country honoring nearly 900 employees.
“We are proud to host today’s ceremony that recognizes our fellow Department colleagues who go beyond the call of duty, responding in extraordinary ways to the challenges of protecting the homeland,” said Lechleitner.
DHS Secretary Mayorkas is committed to creating a culture of recognition, engagement, and robust communication at the Department. One of his key priorities is to champion the workforce and transform the employee experience.