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Hearing Hearing Date: April 6, 2017 10:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

The Best and Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government

Subject
The Best and Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government
Date
April 6, 2017
Time
10:00 am
Place
2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To review trends in employee engagement as reported in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government annual rankings.
  • To discuss the importance of Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) and consider the implications of the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) proposed changes to the survey.

BACKGROUND:

  • Every year, federal employees voluntarily complete OPM’s FEVS, which measures agency leadership and management, as well as employee satisfaction.
  • The Partnership for Public Service uses the FEVS results to compile its Best Places to Work in the Federal Government annual rankings, tracking employee engagement and sentiment over time. The 2016 ranking showed improvements, but the government-wide score remains 17.7 points lower than the private sector.
  • In December 2016, OPM moved to reduce the number of questions asked on the FEVS from 45 to 16.

 

Witnesses and testimonies:

Ms. Roberta Jeanquart

Director of the Office of Human Resources Management, Chief Human Capital Officer
U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Ms. Lacey Dingman

Director of the Office of Human Resources, Chief Human Capital Officer
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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Ms. Angela Bailey

Chief Human Capital Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Mr. Lee Gardner

Managing Director
U.S. Surface Transportation Board

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Ms. Veronica Villalobos

Principal Deputy Associate Director - Employee Services, Acting Executive Director, Chief Human Capital Officers Council
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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Mr. Max Stier

President and CEO
Partnership for Public Service

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