Bright spots in the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings show particular progress at some of the largest agencies, including DoD and Homeland Security.
Agencies have also said they’re beginning to evolve and mature their views on how they can improve employee engagement.
Both the Veterans Affairs and Interior Departments are moving federal employees out of Washington, D.C., and into consolidated regional offices.
The Small Business Administration is scrutinizing every FTE recruitment request, to ensure maximum employee performance and use of resources.
Zero tracking, limited oversight, and a loss of institutional knowledge all contributed to the Small Business Administration’s failed VERA/VSIP program three years ago.
The House Veterans Affairs Committee is considering legislation to give the VA secretary the authority to set pay and performance appraisals for medical directors. It also includes several provisions that are designed to help the VA attract and hire more doctors and nurses.