At Many Offices, Half of Staff Think of Leaving

April 14, 2013

More than half of employees at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Secretary were considering leaving their jobs within a year, responses to the latest governmentwide employee satisfaction survey show.

One employee there, who asked not to be named, said he used to love his job as a program manager but wants out as soon as possible because of incompetent management and poor leadership.

“Mediocrity and bureaucracy seem to be the name of the game,” he said.

A logistics specialist with Army Materiel Command — where 39 percent of employees said they were considering leaving — moved up his retirement date by a few years because of the continuing pay freeze and the Defense Department’s planned furloughs.

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