DHS Headquarters Mentoring Program Now Accepting Applications

The Fiscal Year 2017 DHS Headquarters Mentoring Program is now accepting mentee and mentor applications through November 10. This nine-month program matches DHS Headquarters mentees (GS-14 and below) with mentors (GS-12 through Senior Executive Service) across all occupational functions.

Mentoring relationships benefit the employee as well as the employer and mentor. Program goals include:

·         Broadening the employee’s understanding of the DHS mission

·         Offering one-on-one career guidance for the mentee and a unique opportunity for the mentor to positively impact an emerging leader’s career

·         Helping the employee build a career roadmap, individually tailored to meet specific professional goals

·         Expanding the employee’s knowledge, skills, and abilities through targeted professional training

·         Providing the employee with an opportunity for increased visibility throughout DHS

DHS selects and pairs mentors and mentees based on a matching form, application, and assessment to ensure that participants achieve maximum results from the program. Potential mentors and mentees may apply by following the instructions below:

1.    Visit http://dhsmentoring.dhs.gov.

2.    Click on the “Not a Member Yet?” link and enter the Group ID: DHSHQ, and then click Submit.

3.    Select your Role: Mentor or Mentee.

4.    Complete your User Profile and click “Continue.”

5.    Complete your Application Form and clickI’m Done.”

6.    Your supervisor will automatically receive an email requesting his/her endorsement, a requirement for participation.

To log back in after creating an account:

1.    Go to http://dhsmentoring.dhs.gov.

2.    Enter your User ID and Password (you created).

Mentors can gain personal satisfaction of giving back to DHS by sharing their experience and knowledge with others. Participating as a mentor also meets the 12-hour giveback requirement of the Cornerstone Program for supervisors and managers.

For more information or questions regarding the program, please email mentoring@hq.dhs.gov or call Cheryl Harley at (202) 357-8216.

 

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