National Partnership for Reinventing Government
Federal Employees Speak Out
December 9, 1998
At the direction of Vice President Gore, the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Federal Aviation Administration, sent a survey to 34,000 randomly- selected employees. Almost 14,000 responded.
Where we are doing well
In assessing their organizations:
-75 % said there are service goals aimed at meeting customer expectations.
-65% said supervisors/team leaders understand and support employees’ family/personal life responsibilities.
62% said differences among individuals are respected and valued.
60% said a sprit of cooperation and teamwork exists in my immediate work unit. .
Where we need improvement:
In assessing their organizations,
25% said management and the union(s) work cooperatively on mutual problems.
28 % said corrective actions are taken when employees do not meet performance standards.
30% said creativity and innovation are rewarded.
35% said my organization has made reinvention an important priority.
Private Industry Comparisons
Percentages for the first two questions represent those who responded satisfied or very satisfied. Percentages for the last two questions represent those who responded good or very good.
Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your job?
Federal employees 62%
Private Industry 62%
How satisfied are you with the recognition you receive for doing a good job?
Federal employees 42%
Private Industry 45%
Overall, how good a job do you feel is being done by your immediate supervisor/team leader?
Federal employees 52%
Private Industry 67%
How would you rate the overall quality of work being done in your work group?
Federal employees 72%
Private Industry 83%
Reinventing the Government
We asked if your organization has made reinvention an important priority. Then we broke down all the results into two groups—those who said your organization has made reinvention an important priority and those who said reinvention was not an important priority. Here is what we found.
For survey information, contact John Kamensky at (202) 694-0009 or email@example.com.