January 26, 2012, - 12:26 pm
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents rated their agency 222nd out of 240 agencies, saying their agency is in the bottom 8% of all federal agencies in the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Gee, I wonder why. After Barack Obama and his administration constantly attacking ICE agents and stopping them from doing their jobs; after Obama hiring a La Raza activist as his immigration policy point person (and then appointing her his top policy person on all issues); after the agency creates forms and hotline numbers encouraging illegal aliens–the few that ICE is allowed to detain under Obama–to report agents as “civil rights violators,” I’m actually surprised the agency was as high as 222nd and not dead last. But not John Moron Morton, the Obama chief of ICE who is busy using 9/11 for government-funded booty calls to see his girlfriend in New York and using your tax dollars to stay at froofy Kimpton Hotels and eat at fancy Asian-Fusion restaurants. The reason ICE agents hate their agency is that morale is at an all time low, and much of that is because of Barack Hussein Obama and the people he picked to run Homeland Security and ICE. They are incompetent cronyist bureaucrats with ZERO law enforcement experience. NONE.
Yesterday, Morton sent ICE agents a silly e-mail relaying his “concern” that his agents think he and the agency are a joke and that morale is bad. It’s something he apparently doesn’t see because he’s too busy pretending to be important and letting Janet Napolitano’s pointchick, Suzie “Stripper Pole” Barr run the agency . . . into the ground. To address the low morale, instead of resigning, he and his boss, Janet Napolitano a/k/a “Albert Nobbs-itano” are spending your money to create a bureaucratic “steering committee.” I hear it will be headed by Captain Francesco Schettino.
I’m, frankly, not sure why ICE even still exists since it lost its mission to investigate terrorism money-laundering, agents aren’t allowed to arrest most illegal aliens anymore, and the few things left–like stopping kiddie-porn–are duplicative efforts done by local police. Oh, and we don’t need a special government agency to take away trinkets that divers and traders obtained and gift it to some current ruling Islamic regime, another ICE “mission.” Usually, when your employees rank you in the bottom 7.5% of your industry, it’s grounds for immediate dismissal and a radical change of game plan. But this is the gubmint . . . and they’re here to help you. Below is Moron’s laughable missive (I’ve cut out a good deal of his BS for the sake of brevity), followed by a spot-on ICE agent’s smackdown–a MUST-READ:
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:19 PM
Subject: A Message from Director Morton
A Message from Director Morton
To all ICE employees
January 25, 2012
The Partnership for Public Service recently ranked the best places to work in the Federal Government. The rankings were based on three of 70 questions in the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Those three questions asked whether you would recommend ICE as a good place to work, how satisfied you are with your job and how satisfied you are with ICE.
Like several components in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ICE did not fare particularly well. ICE ranked 222 of 240. This concerns me and ICE leadership. Recently, Secretary Napolitano created a DHS Employee Engagement Executive Steering Committee (ESC) to address the survey results.
Although ICE, as a relatively young agency, has faced challenges that other more mature, long-established agencies have not faced, these challenges do not diminish our concern about the rankings. We want to improve the satisfaction of our employees who work every day to carry out our critical mission.
I have asked Daniel Ragsdale, executive associate director for management and administration, and his team in ICE’s Office of Human Capital to lead our effort to improve your satisfaction with employment at ICE. During this process, they will consider how other law enforcement agencies operate and how the unique aspects of ICE’s mission affect a career at ICE.
Over the next several months, ICE managers will conduct town hall meetings and attend labor management forums to address the survey results. We will use your feedback, negative and positive, as a foundation for identifying and analyzing areas for improvement. . . .
In addition to soliciting employee feedback at town hall meetings, we will consult with the unions that represent ICE’s two bargaining units for their input and will honor any collective bargaining obligations that we have with them. I appreciate your feedback and ask for your participation as leadership seeks to identify ways to improve your satisfaction and to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of ICE.
Ours is a very important mission – one that would be impossible without the dedication of our talented and committed employees. You work hard every day to protect this country, and I am proud of you and your accomplishments.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
An ICE Agent responds:
Don’t laugh too hard when you read this one…. Perhaps if this Obama Administration and the cronies running ICE allowed the employees of ICE to do the job that they were all hired to do, ICE would have scored higher than the abysmal 222 of 240 agencies reviewed. Instead, employees continue to be demoralized as senior leaders cater to unfounded accusations by far-left Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and human rights groups always finding fault with the law enforcement tactics used by ICE officers, long before any review is completed which ultimately exonerates officers.
These senior leaders appointed by Barack Obama and this Obama Administration have sold immigration enforcement and the good employees of ICE downriver–piling more and more meaningless requirements on employees so it gets to the point that they’re too busy answering questions and adhering to procedures than enforcing the law. I don’t know what planet these people live on – or what illegal substance they are smoking to come up with bulls**t like this. All they have to do–John Morton, Suzie Barr [ICE Chief of Staff, who is really running the agency for Napolitano], Beth Gibson [ICE Assistant Deputy Director], and Dan Ragsdale [DS: ICE Executive Associate Director of Management and Administration, a BS position created just for him]–is look in the mirror to find the culprit of the systemic demoralization of thousands of good law enforcement officers.
Solicit employee feedback??? More like start a witch hunt for those that have expressed poor morale.
Meaning??Do managers convey ICE goals and priorities, and do they share information about our progress in meeting them? Do employees have clarity regarding how their work relates to these goals? Does the work bring ICE employees a feeling of personal accomplishment? Of course these fools convey the goals and priorities….and who cares about progress in meeting them. ICE employees know the progress. Immigration enforcement is dead. Clarity in goals? Employees heads are spinning because they can’t keep up with all the Tiers and Levels these idiots have created on immigration enforcement matters. The only priority these fools have is to let people stay and get new voters. Personal accomplishment – non existent.
Leadership – Overall, are employees satisfied with the policies and practices of leadership? This issue is brought to the forefront by the fact that the union gave a unanimous vote of non-confidence in John Morton.
What a farce. I wonder how much these idiots are going to pay for townhall meetings to travel all over the country so Beth Gibson can visit grandma in Seattle and Suzie Barr can visit her buddies in Arizona – all to “improve morale.”
With fools like these running the country – we’re all doomed.
[Emphasis added by me.]
It was bad under Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess.” It’s far worse under John Moron and Albert Nobbs-itano. Time to clean house.
November 2012 cannot come soon enough. And BTW, if you wanna take a poll about for whom ICE agents are voting come November, I’ll give you a hint: It’s about 90% for “the GOP nominee against Obama.” Even some Black agents I know want Obama OUT!
Artwork by David Lunde/Lundesigns
Tags: Barack Obama, Beth Gibson, Dan Ragsdale, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, ICE, ICE agents, Immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Janet Napolitano, John Moron, John Moron Morton, John Morton, La Raza, NGOs, Suzie "Stripper Pole" Barr, Suzie Barr