SES Members Show Greater Job Satisfaction Than Other Federal Employees

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By on April 11, 2013 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Partnership for Public Service released a new study that indicates that members of the Senior Executive Service indicate greater job satisfaction overall than other federal employees.

The ratings are scored across multiple categories and are based on the Best Places to Work rankings. The overall scoring differences between SES members and other federal employees breaks out as follows:

Members of the SES All Other Employees Gap
Best Places to Work Index 82.6 64.0 18.6
Effective Leadership 78.9 55.8 23.1
Empowerment 74.0 53.1 20.9
Fairness 81.5 53.8 27.7
Senior Leaders 77.7 49.3 28.4
Supervisors 81.4 64.8 16.6
Employee Skills/Mission Match 89.8 77.5 12.3
Pay 63.7 58.6 5.1
Strategic Management 76.2 55.9 20.3
Teamwork 85.0 65.5 19.5
Training and Development 73.4 60.2 13.2
Work/Life Balance 62.6 61.1 1.5
Support for Diversity 83.1 57.8 25.3
Performance Based Rewards and Advancement 73.2 44.7 28.5

The study found some score varations by agency and gender.

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