Feds Dissatisfied: Survey Shows Morale in Decline
December 3, 2012
The latest governmentwide employee satisfaction survey indicates that budget cuts, a continuing pay freeze and relentless attacks on federal employees are sapping morale and hampering some agencies’ performance, federal managers and experts say.
The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, conducted by the Office of Personnel Management this year, shows satisfaction is falling in 66 of 77 categories, including pay, morale and overall job satisfaction.
Since 2010, employee satisfaction with pay has fallen 7 percentage points, according to OPM. And just since last year, employees’ satisfaction with their organizations has dropped from 62.3 to 58.9 percent.