Survey: Views often rosier from the top in federal workforce
Federal employees protesting the government shutdown last month in Detroit. (Steve Perez/AP).
The federal government’s Employee Viewpoint Survey shows a significant disconnect between top- and lower-level workers when it comes to their outlooks on leadership and team dynamics.
The survey results, released last week, show that positive views often increase with rank. For example, only 28.2 percent of non-supervisor employees in the federal workforce said differences in performance are recognized in a meaningful way, compared to 51.3 percent of managers and 62.2 percent of executives.
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The views from the top were significantly rosier than those among lower-level employees across the board in two survey categories dealing with leadership and team dynamics. Below are a few more examples we pulled from the results:
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By Vicki Needham – 09/07/12 08:31 AM ET
The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, falling well short of expectations and dealing a blow to President Obama as he heads out Friday on a three-state campaign swing.
The figure is a buzz kill for Democrats after a rousing week at their party convention and shows the labor market is still struggling as the economy goes through another summer slowdown.
The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent, according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics. Continue reading “Economy adds 96K jobs, unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent”