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.