Kimya Lee, the Office of Personnel Mangement’s senior adviser on research and evaluation, and the rest of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey team are finalists for a Service to America medal in the Management Excellence category for all the work they’ve done over the years. Lee tells Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, they’re still working to go deeper into federal agencies.
When it comes to presidential transition plans at federal agencies, career federal employees say their managers aren’t doing enough to keep them in the loop.
A new study reviews federal personnel data for employees over age 50, along with feedback from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, to determine what other factors — besides employees’ ages — might affect their decisions to retire from the civil service.
A deep dive into the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey data shows that agency morale has a lot to do with satisfaction in the information technology and human resources workforces.
The annual employee viewpoint surveys show the federal government is slowly improving in how fair and inclusive employees think management is. Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how the successful agencies do it,
Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management Beth Cobert is encouraging feds to fill out the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey before it closes in June, listing changes at OPM as proof that agencies pay attention to and act on the results.
Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations took the Homeland Security Department to task for six straight years of declining employee engagement scores on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. DHS is ranked as the worst agency to work for in government.
Russ Deyo, DHS’ undersecretary for management, is holding each of the department’s components accountable for specific plans, milestones and approaches that focus on root causes of employee dissatisfaction.
If we start with these seven basics, we could have the potential to design a more accountable civil service that is free of political influence.
Federal employee engagement has been studied extensively through the Office of Personnel Management’s annual viewpoint study. Julie Osowski, senior research psychologist at Merit Systems Protection Board, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about MSPB’s effort to look beyond the external factors that affect employee engagement.