Feds Report Decline in Effective Agency Leadership, According to new Partnership Report on Best Places to Work

Federal employees are reporting an overall decline in effective agency leadership, according to newly released analysis from the Partnership for Public Service.

“The 2012 results tell a troubling story about a workforce whose satisfaction and commitment levels have dropped to the lowest point since 2003, when the rankings first launched,” the Partnership wrote.

However, federal employees in some agencies revealed that they were happy overall with the leadership of their agencies.

The agencies with the most effective leadership according to their respective workforces?

The top five small agencies (100-999 employees):

1.     Surface Transportation Board

2.     Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

3.     Federal Labor Relations Authority

4.     Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

5.     Overseas Private Investment Corporation

The top five mid-size agencies (1,000-14,999 employees):

1.     Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

2.     Nuclear Regulatory Commission

3.     Federal Trade Commission

4.     National Credit Union Administration

5.     Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The top five large agencies (15,000+ employees):

1.     National Aeronautics and Space Administration

2.     Intelligence Community

3.     Department of State

4.     Department of Commerce

5.     Department of the Treasury

The agencies that fared the worst in their leadership ratings?

The worst five small agencies:

1.     Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

2.     Federal Maritime Commission

3.     Federal Election Commission

4.     Export-Import Bank of the United States

5.     Federal Housing Finance Agency

The worst five mid-size agencies:

1.     Broadcasting Board of Governors

2.     National Archives and Records Administration

3.     Securities and Exchange Commission

4.     National Labor Relations Board

5.     Department of Housing and Urban Development

The worst large agencies:

1.     Department of Homeland Security

2.     Department of Veterans Affairs

3.     Department of Labor

4.     Department of Agriculture

5.     Department of the Interior

Want to see how your agency fared? Visit www.bestplacestowork.org to view the full rankings.

The Partnership’s annual lists are based on the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

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