Rae Steinbach, contributor to 15Five, offers five steps to improving employee engagement for all agencies.
In lieu of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the Veterans Affairs Department opted to create its own agencywide survey to more accurately measure employee engagement.
Gwen Defilippi, the deputy assistant administrator for human resource management at the FAA, said every supervisor’s performance plan includes employee engagement, personal and agency goals.
NASA Chief Human Capital Officer Bob Gibbs said employee engagement starts with a plan, but really needs to happen organically across the agency.
Performance management is a serious focus for all agencies during the next two years.
Performance feedback, training and employee well-being are under review by managers, according to the deputy associate director for the Senior Executive Service and Performance Management.
Julie Brill, the acting deputy associate director for the Senior Executive Service and Performance Management at the Office of Personnel Management, credited the Unlocktalent.gov tool to help share best practices.
The vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service said a better way exists to improve employee engagement.
A small team at the National Institutes of Health developed a tool that sifts through and analyzes annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results in just a few minutes, a process that once took weeks or even months.
The Office of Management and Budget is ready to start tracking progress on improving performance and accountability. Here’s what two departments have done.