Monday, July 12, 2010

We're Number 3

The U.S. Department of State is number 3 on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Job Satisfaction Index for 2010, that is. It's also the most improved agency in job approval since 2008.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is monopolizing the number 1 slot in all four categories of the Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework (HCAAF) that OPM uses in its Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Smug bastards. I wonder if they're cheating?


Melissa V said...

I wouldn't say that the NRC is cheating - my current (for the next two weeks) company has contracted with them before and they are VERY proud of their #1 status. It's a motivating factor in most of their internal processes (and a win theme for their contractors). They (and their contractors) are always thinking 'how can we keep improving to make this a better place to work, so we stay #1.'

TSB said...


Really, I'm just jealous. I figure that as a fairly small agency with a highly focused mission, NRC must be a good place to work. The more cohesive the workforce, the more people will enjoy working there. Which probably accounts for much of the workforce satisfaction at DOS as well.

A Daring Adventure said...

I just had to tell you... your last 2 sentences made me laugh out loud!!

Where'd TSA end up this year? Are they at the bottom or still hovering near it like in years gone by? I'll have to go check...

TSB said...

I looked for that, but the survey doesn't break out TSA as a separate agency.

The Department of Homeland Security overall doesn't look too satisfied. To take a couple questions at random, only 28% of respondents agreed that promotions are based on merit, and only 21 % agreed that pay raises are dependent on how well employees perform.

I'd have to figure the numbers for TSA alone would be worse.

Here are two spreadsheets with the agency-by-agency survey responses: