Employees have their say in workplace survey

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

Department
or agency
Workforce skills Performance management Talent management
Job satisfaction
Government average 62 54 60 68
Broadcasting Board of Governors 49 48 50 64
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 65 58 69 70
Agriculture Dept. 58 53 58 68
Commerce Dept. 65 61 63 69
Education Dept. 60 53 58 65
Energy Dept. 60 53 58 65
Health and Human Services Dept. 60 55 59 68
Homeland Security Dept. 55 48 53 64
Housing and Urban Development Dept. 57 49 49 63
Justice Dept. 64 56 62 70
Labor Dept. 61 53 54 66
State Dept. 67 58 65 73
Interior Dept. 56 53 57 68
Treasury Dept. 66 59 63 70
Transportation Dept. 57 49 57 68
Veterans Affairs Dept. 59 52 60 68
Environmental Protection Agency 61 56 60 69
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 60 55 56 68
Federal Communications Commission 67 59 61 67
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 68 60 65 67
Federal Trade Commission 73 66 70 71
General Services Administration 67 59 65 70
NASA 72 64 70 74
National Archives and Records Administration 55 53 55 63
National Credit Union Administration 61 62 66 71
National Labor Relations Board 62 52 60 67
National Science Foundation 59 58 61 68
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 78 68 76 77
Office of Management and Budget 51 51 58 65
Office of Personnel Management 66 60 63 71
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. 65 61 67 69
Railroad Retirement Board 61 55 55 68
Securities and Exchange Commission 55 47 51 61
Small Business Administration 61 54 53 67
Social Security Administration 69 56 62 72
U.S. Agency for International Development 60 53 58 66
Defense Dept. 64 55 61 68
Air Force 63 54 61 67
Army 64 56 62 69
Navy 64 55 61 69
U.S. Marine Corp 62 54 60 69
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 65 57 64 70
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, & DoD Field Activities 63 54 60 66

SOURCE: Office of Personnel Management. GRAPHIC: Joe Davidson and Tobey/The Washington Post. Published Oct. 6, 2011.