The 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey is chock-full of data on the federal workforce. Here are four takeaways to consider from this year's survey.
Employee engagement is up 1 percent from the previous year across the federal workforce, according to the results of the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey from the Office of Personnel Management.
The results from the Veterans Affairs Department's first, self-reported all-employee survey are in, and they show engagement and morale in its workforce went up significantly in 2018.
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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.
The survey is being administered as a census and includes a pair of pilot programs designed to improve the survey in future years.
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.
In locations with fewer federal workers and/or fewer high grade jobs, promotion opportunities for employees in lower grade jobs are more limited than that of employees at the same grade in the D.C. region.
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.
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.
Some proponents of an apolitical civil service argued that what President Trump argued for in his State of the Union address would turn federal workers into at-will employees.
The Merit Systems Protection Board says workforce reductions under the Trump administration's government reorganization effort could add to its workload — at time when the agency still lacks a quorum.