Federal News Radio Survey Introduces Telling Results Confirming Trust Issues Among Feds

Washington, DC – May 20, 2014 Federal News Radio and FederalNewsRadio.com today rolled out the results of a new survey with the start of a special three-day series “Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.” This exclusive survey which polled over 1,900 federal employees, members of the private sector and retirees explored trust between employees and managers in the federal government. Of those federal employees surveyed, 70 percent rate their trust in the government at or below 5 on a scale of 1-to-10 with 1 being “don’t trust at all” and 10 being “complete trust.” Additional results from the Federal News Radio survey include:

  • Less than three percent have near complete trust (rating their trust level at a 9 or 10)
  • Less than one percent rate their colleagues trust in the government at a level 10
  • More than 90 percent believe the government needs to rebuild trust with its employees

Federal News Radio also looked at the reasons employees feel trust needs to be rebuilt within the federal government. The answers included retaliation against whistleblowers, intimidation from management, pay freezes, buyouts, lack of support from management, political games and more. “Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees” will be featured on air at Federal News Radio 1500 AM and online at FederalNewsRadio.com from May 20 through May 22. The series presents comprehensive coverage on trust in government and will feature whistleblowers, Q&A’s on various issues including the Hatch Act, a column on OPM’s Office of Federal Investigations and much more. About Federal News Radio Federal News Radio broadcasts on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The station is the only radio station of its kind and is a primary outlet for federal managers and contractors seeking news and information about the business of the federal government. Its website, FederalNewsRadio.com, features local and national federal news, original content, blogs and audio archives of all its programming. Federal News Radio and its sister station WTOP are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.