Next Generation of Government Conference 2017

Be inspired, learn about the ins and outs of government, and how to make an impact at this year’s NextGen Summit, happening on July 27-28, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  NextGen fosters government innovation by providing training and leadership opportunities to people new in government.  It also support managers bridge the generation gap to help develop and retain new talent.  The annual two-day conference provides more than 30 breakout sessions that will be centered around this year’s themes: resilience and how to manage a constantly changing environment.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit the website here.

DEL Wants YOU to Choose Our New Name!

The DEL Board wants YOU to help us in a very important effort! To ensure our employee association’s name is inclusive of all DHS employees, both emerging and established, we want to change our name from DHS Emerging Leaders to something that welcomes employees of all grades, ages, and experience levels.

The board briefly chose the name, DHS Excellence in Leadership, to address our concern of inclusivity, but due to unforeseen complications, that name is no longer under consideration. This is where you come in.

We ask that you please provide us with at least one new name that you think is representative of what DEL means to you by COB Friday, June 9th. Simply reply to this email to submit your name(s). Once all names are received, we will share them with the DHS Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer for approval. We will then send the approved names to you as a poll and ask you to vote for your top choice. Those results will be shared with you once the new name is finalized.

All suggestions are welcome, as long as they are inclusive as described above. We encourage you to get creative and have fun throughout this process J Please keep in mind DEL’s mission areas when suggesting names, which are provided below as a reminder:

  • Volunteering/Community Engagement
  • Networking
  • Leadership
  • Professional Development

Thank you for supporting this effort and for all you do as members of DEL.


The DEL Board

Department of Homeland Security / Red Cross Texas Restoration Trip IV

Department of Homeland Security / Red Cross

Texas Restoration Trip IV

 June 11-16, 2017

This trip is will be capped at the first 30 people to send in their non-refundable trip fee.  Any adult person affiliated with the Department of Homeland Security or the American Red Cross is welcome to join the trip.

Houston.   More info to follow.

Teams of 5 to 10 will be formed.  Work performed will include painting, drywall work, finish carpentry, demolition, and other work TBD.  Each team will have a predetermined  team lead. 

The group will travel, by car, or plane to Texas.

QUESTIONS:   Contact Ken “Sully” Sullivan,  by phone 703 235-8225 (o), or by email Kenneth.Sullivan

DHS-Wide Women’s History Month Program Announcement

National Women’s History Month

Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business

Thursday, March 23, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Veronica Venture, Acting Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Keynote Speaker

Lenora Peters Gant, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Executive Intelligence Strategist
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

TSA Headquarters Town Hall
Transportation Security Administration
601 S. 12th Street
Arlington, VA

Please RSVP to: no later than March 21, 2017

For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact

Moving Ahead as a Fed: Breaking Free from Your Federal Job Rut


Moving Ahead as a Fed: Breaking Free from Your Federal Job Rut 


Have you been in your current Federal position for over a year and you can’t seem to move up? Learn the building blocks to developing a strategy to help you jump-start your Federal career.


March 2nd Noon-1:30


Room 102 1616 N. Fort Myers Drive


Reserve to Get On The List


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This is a Free event. It is open to all badged DHS employees and badged contractors. Sponsored by DEL. A DHS employee association- Uniting Leaders, Igniting Change. Our web site can be found at:  If for some reason you do not succeed at getting a ticket documenting your reservation please contact so that I can get you on the list.


Rosslyn is the nearest metro. There is parking for a fee downstairs.


This is an incredible speaker!!


Corliss Taylor Jackson, President and CEO of Federal Job Results, is an expert on the Federal Government’s hiring process. As a former GS-15 Human Resources Manager, she has over 10 years of hands-on work experience at the Office of Personnel Management and the US Department of Health and Human Services. The consulting services she now provides to various Federal agencies continues to broaden her expertise. She and her staff utilize this unique “insider’s view” to translate their client’s background into the special “Federal language” and “Federal format” required to gain the attention of the Federal hiring staff. As a Certified Federal Career Counselor, Certified Federal Job Search Specialist and Certified Federal Resume Specialist, Corliss is a community focused business woman committed to helping professionals in transition during this challenging economic period. Ms. Jackson and her staff of professional writers and editors provide individual guidance to job seekers around the world and deliver several on-line and traditional training courses on how to “Crack the Code” of the Federal hiring process. Ms. Jackson is responsible for creating thousands of Federal applications resulting in an extraordinary track record of client referrals, interviews and Federal job offers. Corliss Jackson holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from The Ohio State University and earned the designation of Global Career Development Facilitator and Instructor.