In case you missed it, the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) was issued by OPM on Friday.
Federal Times reports:
“Federal employee job satisfaction ratings dipped again this year across a broad array of yardsticks.”
“Of 77 areas measured by the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, 53 showed declines in satisfaction and most of the remainder were flat, according to an OPM summary.”
“The strongest signal of discontent centered around compensation; 54 percent of this year’s respondents answered positively when asked how satisfied they were with their pay, a five-percentage-point drop from last year and down from 66 percent in 2010.”
According to the new OPM Director, Katherine Archuleta, “The 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results present two very clear conclusions”:
- “First, the Federal workforce remains resilient in the face of historic challenges. Over 90 percent continue to be willing to put in extra effort, are constantly looking for ways to do their job better, and feel their work is important. Their levels of engagement are generally holding steady despite declining satisfaction.”
- “Second…In addition to continued decreases in satisfaction with pay, one of the biggest drops this year was whether employees had sufficient resources needed to get their jobs done. This drop contributed to fewer employees recommending their organizations as good places to work. Any employer seeing this meaningful level of decline would be very concerned.”
1) Do you agree with the overall FEVS results (captured prior to the shutdown)?
2) How did YOUR agency fare compared to others?
3) What needs to be done to boost job satisfaction for feds?
4) Do YOU have the appropriate resources for your specific job?
5) Is YOUR agency providing adequate training and career development?
6) What aspects of YOUR job are most and least satisfying?
7) What advice would your give senior executive leadership at YOUR agency to enhance morale and increase productivity during these challenging times?
* All views and opinions expressed are those of the author only.