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Former General Services Administration leader “thrilled” with federal employee survey results

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey says employees are more engaged and like their bosses more than before the pandemic. Federal leaders are using those numbers to strategize what comes next. Emily Murphy, former Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), said she is “thrilled” with the survey results and that the key at her agency […]

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Innovation from pandemic can help leaders reimagine government

Federal employee engagement is up this year despite the challenges from the pandemic. About 75% of federal employees say their work gives them a sense of personal accomplishment. Max Stier, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership for Public Service, said innovation that was driven by necessity from COVID-19 can be used to rethink […]

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Departments use data-driven collaboration to target veteran homelessness

The Biden administration is the latest to take on the problem of veteran homelessness. That problem has been a Cross-Agency Priority Goal for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for nearly a decade. Richard Cho, Senior Advisor for Housing and Services at the Department of Housing and Urban […]

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Former chief human capital officer says federal employee survey results are skewed

The new numbers from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey show employees who telework are more engaged than employees who do not. Many of the survey numbers improved even though the government was working through a pandemic. Jeffrey Neal, Former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said chief human capital officers should […]

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Latest federal employee survey results show record improvements

The numbers are in for the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Employee engagement and job satisfaction are both up. Michael Rigas, former Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the survey results show record increases in the 37 areas measured, improvement in all areas since 2016 and all-time highs in 31 of the […]

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Federal agencies need communication strategies as employees return to offices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says federal agencies can mandate COVID-19 tests for their employees as they come back to the office. The CDC’s website says the government does not mandate vaccines. Jeri Buchholz, former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, said agencies must develop comprehensive communication plans, bring employees back in […]

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Technological advancement is empowering chief financial officers in government

Faisal Amin is the new nominee for Chief Financial Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency. If the Senate confirms him, he will join a community of CFOs across government that looks different than it did before the pandemic. Simone Reba, former Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Defense Logistics Agency, said advances in technology have […]

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