Are You Being Rewarded by Your Agency for Your Hard Work?

By on June 20, 2013 in Current Events, Human Resources with 64 Comments

In a new study, the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte analyzed federal employees’ satisfaction with performance-based rewards and advancement opportunities within their agencies. The results proved to be less than stellar.

Just four out of ten employees believed they will be rewarded or promoted for doing good work in their agencies. Additionally, data show that performance-based rewards and advancement is the lowest rated category in the study since 2005 and also dropped 2.5 points from 2011 to 2012.

The ratings for this category come from a series of six questions posed to federal employees from OPM’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey:

  1. My performance appraisal is a fair reflection of my performance
  2. Promotions in my work unit are based on merit
  3. Employees are recognized for providing high quality products and services
  4. Creativity and innovation are awarded
  5. How satisfied are you with the recognition you receive for doing a good job?
  6. How satisfied are you with your opportunity to get a better job in your organization?

The full study write up offers additional detail on the results.

How does your agency compare to the findings in this study? Do you believe you are or will be rewarded appropriately for hard work within your agency? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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