The annual federal employee viewpoint survey will be coming out soon. It will give people a chance to sound off about the Trump administration’s reorganization plans. It will also give managers a look at what the rank-and-file is thinking. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, elaborates on this opportunity on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Office of Management and Budget’s plan to reorganize the government and restructure the federal workforce isn’t a direct threat to agency employees, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said. The Trump administration sees it as a way to finally recognize what Mulvaney describes as a deep-seated frustration in the federal workforce: top performers are rarely rewarded for their work, while poor-performers escape with few consequences.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, after presiding over two-year of workforce and process improvements at the agency, has a few suggestions for his successor and the incoming administration.
With the final release of the long-awaited federal HR policy rewrite, agencies will see shorter future Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys and fewer human capital management reporting requirements.
The Office of Personnel Management released the full results of the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which give greater insight into federal employees’ thoughts on their leaders and supervisors, overall job satisfaction and training and development opportunities. OPM this year focused on making comparisons of agencies by size. Specifically, OPM broke down organizations’ results by very large, large, medium, small and very small agencies. The report gives a more detailed view of agencies’ progress on employee engagement and inclusion.
Millenials in the federal workforce feel engaged in their agency’s mission, but it remains to be seen how motivated they’ll feel about the civil service midway through their government careers and beyond.
At first glance, this year’s results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey might not show many significant improvements. But several large and small agencies, including the Housing and Urban Development Department and the Office of Special Counsel, made noticeable improvements in employee engagement this year.
The federal workforce is slightly more engaged this year than it was in 2015. Though there were few surprises at the top and bottom of the rankings among large agencies, several small agencies made large strides and improvements. Here are six of the most important, surprising or interesting takeaways from the initial results of the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.
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