No federal executive wants his or her agency or bureau to languish at the bottom of those rankings of employee engagement.
Angela Bailey joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio for a wide ranging interview on HR at the Department of Homeland Security.
In today’s Federal Newscast, 11 agencies improved their grades, and for the first time no agency received an F on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act or FITARA scorecard.
The Agriculture Department has made a dramatic cutback in the amount of time its workers are allowed to work from home. The Education Department is said to be considering the same thing. Cabinet officers and agency…
The Department of Defense’s office of the inspector general was recognized for strides made in employee satisfaction in the last five years.
The number of federal employees under age 30 dropped nearly 3 percent over the past three years. That’s according to recent analysis from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Agencies want to reverse that trend. Tim McManus is vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that some private sector consulting and tech companies are beating agencies at the recruiting game by just showing up first.
Engagement and commitment scores for agency senior executives are at nearly 82 percent. But for employees it’s just 60 percent. That’s according to an analysis of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and Best Places to Work data from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Of the respondents, 79 percent of SES members said promotions at their agencies are based on merit. Just 30 percent of other employees agreed. Bob Tobias is a professor for the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that senior managers don’t understand what their employees think of them.
Federal executives say they worry about the capacity of their workforce and how it impacts their agencies’ performance in a recent “Future of Government Service” survey released this month.
We get the inside scoop from some of this year’s award winners.
A few agencies rise above the doldrums in the new list of Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.