According to an MSPB survey, more federal employees say they’ve witnessed or experienced prohibited personnel practices such as discrimination and whistelblower retaliation in recent years.
In a years-long quest to improve morale, the Secret Service has found recent investments in its workforce, and their employees’ families, are starting to pay off.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said its decision to consolidate the best of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey with its own assessment is paying off.
Evaluating and improving employee engagement gets easier with a tool from a small team of senior leaders at the National Institutes of Health. And the team is determined to share that tool and their vision across government.
There’s a lot of evidence from the private sector that more engaged employees tend to drive better business results. But unsurprisingly, it appears to be true in federal agency settings as well.
Jeremy Wiltz, the FBI’s assistant director IT enterprise services division, said the new innovation council will align around the bureau’s mission, vision and goals.
How can two organizations, using the same data, offer up two different takes on employee engagement in the federal workforce?
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.
Fewer agencies improved their employee engagement and satisfaction scores in 2018 compared to previous years, according to the Partnership for Public Service’s “Best Places to Work” rankings.
Agencies have also said they’re beginning to evolve and mature their views on how they can improve employee engagement.