Agencies have also said they’re beginning to evolve and mature their views on how they can improve employee engagement.
Chief human capital officers told the Government Accountability Office they’re seeking best practices, guidance and research on leading performance management concepts from the Office of Personnel Management.
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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.
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.