DHS CHCO goes from political appointee to career fed

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief, Government Executive

wfedstaff | June 4, 2015 9:24 am

The Department of Homeland Security has found a new chief human capital officer. Catherine Emerson is replacing Jeff Neal as the agency’s CHCO. At the same time, DHS is converting the job from a politically appointed slot to a career position. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive Magazine, explains how this move will affect DHS hiring.