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Federal Employee Engagement, Satisfaction up Slightly in 2015

This week the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the government-wide employee engagement index scores and the global satisfaction index scores from the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS).

OPM reported a 1 percent increase in the government-wide employee engagement index score and a 1 percent increase in the global satisfaction score.

While the increases seem small, OPM said the differences were statistically significant and that some agencies experienced larger gains.

OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert highlighted improvements the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was able to achieve in a blog post. HUD created new collaboration tools and repurposed existing collaboration tools. Attention to employee engagement and communication also came from the top leaders of the agency, driving improvements.

OPM will be releasing the full FEVS report in October.

“This survey data provides a powerful way for agency leaders to be able to think about, and evaluate, their engagement programs and office cultures,” said OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert. “As leaders, we know that employee engagement drives performance and is closely tied to mission success in the Federal Government, which means better service for our customers, the American people.”

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