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Survey says: Federal workers are glad to have their jobs

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The survey included questions about telework for the first time, as the Obama administration encourages agencies to allow flexible work arrangements. Government-wide, 10 percent of respondents telework at least one day per week, and 12 percent do so less frequently. An additional 36 percent cannot telework because they must be physically present to do their job (including security officers and park rangers). Twelve percent said they choose not to telework.

The data will be reviewed by agency managers, lawmakers and outside experts as they try to spot trends or troubled agencies.

Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the survey "offers valuable insight on the federal workforce" and said his panel will carefully monitor how agencies use the results.

The Partnership for Public Service uses OPM's data for its annual "Best Places to Work" review, which is due in September.

Full results will be available Monday at http://fedview.opm.gov.

Staff researcher Meg Smith contributed to this report.


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