A methodology known as cascading could help agencies do a better job of complying with laws such as the GPRA Modernization Act.
Adm. Eric Olson says leaders must learn appreciate the way in which the world has changed.
The Democrats' budget plan is a "clear contrast" to one proposed by the Republicans.
DHS has addressed employee dissatisfaction but has yet to develop comprehensive action plans to deal with the issue.
DHS is the newest of the federal departments and the one with the lowest morale, according to testimony at a congressional hearing.
Plan includes extending federal pay freeze, reducing workforce.
If approved, the STOCK Act would require nearly 30,000 federal officials to post their financial disclosure forms.
Two members of the Senate last week introduced bipartisan legislation that would limit contractor salaries paid by federal tax dollars to $400,000 -- the same as the president's salary.
If sequestration goes forward as planned, 100,000 Justice Department employees could face unpaid time off.
OPM director stresses managers' role in making telework work.