Tag: Employee Relations
The results from the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey are in, and they show slight improvements in the overall scores for both employee engagement and global satisfaction. Read on to see which agencies had the best overall scores.
An aging population of federal employees means that many are leaving federal service due to retirement. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) argues that this means there could be a damaging loss of institutional knowledge these federal workers take with them. However, the author points out that the turnover rate among federal employees is very low compared to the private sector and says that the loss of institutional knowledge from retiring federal workers might not be as bad as NARFE is projecting.
The author says that as long as public servants maintain good conduct and successful job performance, they have a constitutional right to challenge all negative actions that may affect or threaten their employment status. He provides a basic overview on how to exercise these rights as a federal employee should the need arise.
The House of Representatives recently passed a bill making it much easier to fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The author says that while well intentioned, the bill is taking the wrong approach, and he outlines the main problems he sees with the legislation.
Federal employees consistently give low scores on feedback surveys in areas such as recruitment, training and recognition. What can agencies and managers do to improve federal employees’ overall work experience? A new report has some suggestions.
The author says politicians in Washington are using federal employees as political pawns which is likely to push talented people out of the federal workforce. He outlines some of the arguments coming from Washington against the federal workforce and dispels them with evidence of his own.
The author says that over the last few years it seems the pride of public service has come under strain from changes to internal processes. He analyzes why he thinks this is the case as well as points out some reasons federal workers have to be optimistic despite the apparently lower morale.