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Eighty-three percent of respondents to a Federal News Radio online poll said morale at their workplace is now worse than before the shutdown. Another 5 percent of respondents said they didn’t feel personally affected but the morale of their co-workers had worsened. Federal workforce experts and employees, themselves, say the the two-week government shutdown has opened up a rift of resentment between groups of federal employees which, in part, is fueling the morale drain.
Federal employees’ overall satisfaction with their jobs fell for the fourth year in a row. That’s according to the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. The Partnership noted a big problem for the government is that private sector job satisfaction is up. Sean Morris is director of Federal Human Capital Practice at Deloitte. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the rankings and what they mean for your agency.
What might have worked for managing people in federal agencies 10 years ago is probably not working so well now. Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends team focused on the federal government and discovered some important trends. Sean Morris, director of the federal human capital practice at Deloitte, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how you can use the trends to help your agency.
Leadership is a key driver of employee engagement for agencies like the Agriculture Department, which rose from 16th to ninth in the Best Places to Work rankings in 2016. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said his agency has been hard at work for the past seven years, after a call from the White House prompted his leadership team to develop an engagement plan.
Sean Morris, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Angela Watts, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, make the case for agencies to look to phased retirement to help with the expected retirement surge in January.
Several agencies sit low on the 2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, but they improved employee engagement significantly over the previous year.
Today the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings are out, compiled by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte.
2017’s retirement numbers paled in comparison to those of the mid-years of the Obama administration.