이번달 초, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asked department employees to volunteer to help support the “큰 파도” of migrants along the US- Mexico border, calling the situation “압도적 인,” CNN previously reported.
“We still need assistance,” Mayorkas wrote to the DHS workforce Monday in an email obtained by CNN and first reported by BuzzFeed News. The secretary called on supervisors to “make every effort” to support the agencies in need.
An OPM spokesperson said the agency is working with HHS “to identify personnel to assist with efforts to care for and place unaccompanied children at the southern border.”
“Last week OPM issued a memo calling for civilian federal employee volunteers for deployment details of up to 120-days. We are actively working to screen, process and deploy these volunteers while continuing our recruitment efforts and exploration of other avenues to bolster staff resources at the border,” 대변인 추가.
Assignments will involve contact with migrant children and a variety of other federal agencies, like Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.