This topic did call my attention. Definitely, in any organizations, we need supervision, management and leadership for sure. I do believe that supervisory and employee ratios need to be studied across the federal government to reduce unnecessary bureaucratic levels and to reduce compensation costs, hence reduce overall Federal operating expenses. The Federal government is changing to reflect societal and economic conditions. The workforce is smaller and employees are being expected to do more and more for less and less. The workplace operating structure has shifted to telework environment from the traditional working environment so the need to eliminate unnecessary bureaucratic levels seems to be the next step. I do think that the Federal workforce needs to be positioned and structured to become a high performance workplace culture, and depending on the occupations, the supervisory and employee reporting ratios may vary. Streamlining or reducing bureaucratic reporting levels may make sense in this current reduced Federal budget, economic and changing work place structure conditions. I still believe that there are many organizational factors need to be reviewed to ensure that the Federal government will be cost effective while meeting high standards of public service. I strongly believe that unnecessary bureaucratic reporting levels will cost the government and taxpayers more, may create corruption but may not necessarily create an effective and efficient Federal workforce. A review of organizational structure, performance culture and supervisory and employee ratios are crucial in this changing times. OPM may need to take the lead and make it a strategic management agenda for 2014-2015! Thanks for the post. Bad supervisors should have a reason for additional concern. Good supervisors can help make this Nation strong!
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