Survey: Feds are Happy at Work Despite Tough Times
September 22, 2011
Federal employees are committed to their work and mostly satisfied with their jobs despite the difficult political and fiscal environment, according to a new study.
The Office of Personnel Management on Thursday released the results of the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which drew a record 266,000 responses. Nearly 92 percent of respondents said they believe the work they do is important, and 85 percent reported enjoying their jobs. OPM distributed the survey this past spring, at a time when the government was hamstrung by a potential shutdown and the looming debt ceiling crisis.
Nearly 70 percent of respondents said they would recommend their agency as a good place to work and 48 percent reported having sufficient resources to perform their jobs.