Employees have their say in workplace survey

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Want to know how federal departments and large agencies fared in a broad survey of federal employees? Check out this table from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

The Office of Personnel Management conducts an annual survey of the workforce to learn how federal employees feel about their workplaces. As we reported Friday, more than 266,000 workers participated this year.

Joe Davidson writes the Federal Diary, a column about federal government and workplace issues that celebrated its 80th birthday in November 2012. Davidson previously was an assistant city editor at The Washington Post and a Washington and foreign correspondent with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered federal agencies and political campaigns. View Archive

To take a deeper dive into one aspect of the survey, we looked at how employees rated their agencies in four key categories: leadership and knowledge management, results-oriented performance culture, talent management and job satisfaction.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which regularly scores high on employee surveys, topped the list in each of the four categories. The Federal Trade Commission and NASA also did well in each of the categories. Close behind were the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the State Department, the Office of Personnel Management and the National Credit Union Administration.

OPM also was one of two agencies that improved in three of the four areas. The Broadcasting Board of Governors was the other. Its improvement needs to be encouraged because it continues to perform below the government-wide average.

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