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OPM survey to help agencies make tough budget decisions

OPM Director John Berry said the agency changed the annual survey to give agencies more insight into the morale and thoughts of their employees. Berry said agencies in their zeal to cut budgets shouldn't forget the importance of training.

Tags: John Berry , budget , management , OPM , mentoring , Asian American Government Executive Network , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 06/08/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Good boss, bad boss?

Here's news that might not be all that surprising. A lot of people don't like their boss. Or have a very high opinion of where they work, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So where do you fit in this mix?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , management , performance evaluations , OPM ,

Monday - 04/30/2012, 02:00am EDT

OPM to extend viewpoint survey to all feds

All federal employees will have the opportunity to participate in this year's Employee Viewpoint Survey. The Office of Personnel Management's annual survey of federal workers' opinions often is used to set administrative policies at agencies. In past years, only a third of the workforce had been asked to participate.

Tags: OPM , Emily Kopp , John Berry , management , workforce

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:14pm EST

Donovan focuses on morale to turn around HUD

Congress gave Department of Housing and Urban Development programs to help homeless vets a slight boost in fiscal year 2012, in what may be a sign that Secretary Shaun Donovan's plan to turn around an agency once called the "poster child for scandal-ridden, dysfunctional bureaucracy" is working. Donovan said he is emphasizing performance based on data, and demanding that HUD staff increase collaboration among themselves and with other agencies. He spoke Thursday at the Excellence in Government conference in Washington.

Tags: Shaun Donovan , HUD , Government Executive , EIG , budget , workforce , Best Places to Work , Emily Kopp

Friday - 11/18/2011, 04:43pm EST
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Employee tips led to 'most improved' agency

When less than half of your employees say they'd recommend your agency as a great place to work, you have a problem that's not easy to fix. But faced with poor ratings year after year, the Broadcasting Board of Governors decided to do something about it.

Tags: Broadcasting Board of Governors , jack welch , kate neeper , Partnership for Public Service , John Palguta , workforce , management , best practices , Emily Kopp , performance management

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:18am EDT
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OPM survey shows feds upbeat despite challenges

Most federal employees remain satisfied at work, despite pay freezes and budget cuts. But a sizeable chunk of workers believe that pay raises and promotions are not based on merit and that their supervisors don't know how to handle poor performers. The Office of Personnel Management released these findings as part of the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tags: workforce , performance management , OPM , OMB , John Foley , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Emily Kopp

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:37am EDT
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'Fog' lifting over federal employees, officials say

The morale of workers is on the rise after recent events highlighted the work the government does, officials say. Agencies also are taking specific steps to address employee challenges in their own agencies. DoT Secretary Ray LaHood said "pot shots" at employees is unacceptable.

Tags: management , John Berry , Shaun Donovan , Ray Lahood , Kathleen Sebelius , OPM , HHS , Transportation , HUD , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , employee morale , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:37am EDT
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Teleworkers feel more connected than the deskbound

Teleworkers report higher job satisfaction in surveys. We learn about and unexpected reason why.

Tags: technology , Telework Center , telework , Polycom , Suzanne Kubota , OPM , Partnership for Public Service , Tim McManus , pay and benefits

Monday - 02/21/2011, 04:00am EST
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