The Workforce is Not Our Problem in Government

Nov 3, 2018

During an interview with Francis Rose on Government Matters, Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), expressed her belief that the federal workforce is not the source of the government’s problems and clearly identified them as part of the solution.

The evidence is clear that federal workers care very deeply about the work they do. Just last week, OPM issued the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Governmentwide Management Report, which showed that 91 percent of federal workers are looking for ways to do their jobs better and 96 percent are willing to put in extra effort to get their job done.