So what’s it like inside the shutdown? One furloughed Federal Aviation Administration employee says it’s like being in purgatory keeping busy while waiting for a paycheck.
The evidence is clear that federal workers care very deeply about the work they do. But 57 percent cannot say their agencies reward creativity and innovation.
An internal poll of FBI employees has revealed a striking drop in confidence in the vision of FBI Director Christopher Wray and the bureau’s senior leadership.
Former Homeland Security CHCO Jeff Neal agrees that improving morale at DHS is a good idea. He just wonders if Congress is taking the right approach.
Rank-and-file feds tell Senior Correspondent Mike Causey if they’re in fear, turmoil or the draining of the swamp is proceeding as planned.
The new plan to drain the Washington swamp could accomplish little more than making the alligators really mad, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he’s not surprised by the low morale his workforce has felt for years. In his first public speech since becoming secretary, Kelly offered a glimpse of his management and leadership style and said lawmakers should “shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.”
Federal employees offered mixed reviews of the Office of Management and Budget’s new plan to reorganize and restructure the federal government and workforce. Meanwhile, more than 40 percent of respondents to an exclusive Federal News Radio survey said morale has significantly decreased at their agencies since the beginning of the new administration.
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.
A majority of federal employees who took a Federal News Radio survey said they believe Congress will make good on President Donald Trump’s proposed civilian agency cuts for fiscal 2018.