Employee morale slips further
Katherine Archuleta, OPM’s newly installed director, pressed HR executives for ideas on how to ‘do more with less.’ (Mike Morones / Staff)
Sequester-related budget cuts. Hiring restrictions. A continuing freeze on pay rates.
For the federal workforce, those forces combined to produce sharp drops in key job satisfaction indicators, according to the latest soundings by the Office of Personnel Management.
Most worrisome to managers, perhaps, was a decline in the area of mission accomplishment: Of almost 377,000 respondents, well under half said they have the people, funding and other resources needed to do their jobs. That was down sharply from both last year and 2010.
“That’s a big one,” Justin Johnson, OPM’s deputy chief of staff, told dozens of senior human capital executives at a meeting last week. “We’ve got to figure out how to use our limited sources as efficiently as possible to mitigate that.”
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By Robert Longley, About.com GuideDecember 18, 2012
Back in February, all 1.8 million federal government employees were given a chance to rate their job satisfaction. The results were disturbing, as the overall job satisfaction and level of commitment of the federal workforce fell its lowest point since 2003.
In 2011, 64 out of every 100 federal employees said they were satisfied with their jobs. As we near the end of 2012, and the third year of the pay freeze imposed by President Obama in 2010, that number has fallen to 60.8 out of 100. The 5% drop is the largest in the history of the survey. At the same time, the Hay Group reported that employee satisfaction in the private sector remained steady, with a score of 70 out of 100. Continue reading “Federal Workers’ Job Satisfaction in Freefall”
In a recent poll conducted by Graduate School USA, 68 percent of respondents felt Congress did not appreciate their work and 52 percent said that the American people didn’t. This is on the heels of the Employee Viewpoint Survey, conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which indicated an overall drop in federal employee job satisfaction and morale.
) December 21, 2012
In a recent poll conducted by Graduate School USA, 68 percent of respondents felt Congress did not appreciate their work and 52 percent said that the American people didn’t. This is on the heels of the Employee Viewpoint Survey, conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which indicated an overall drop in federal employee job satisfaction and morale. Continue reading “Survey of Federal Workers’ Sense of Appreciation Shows Mixed Results: Graduate School USA Survey Does Show Bright Spots”