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Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, outlines how turnover at federal agencies impacts workforce morale.

The Department of Homeland Security once again ranked last on the Best Places to Work list in government. Low morale and high employee turnaround are some of the factors that led to this placement. Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, says that federal workers need to be valued more.

 

“Employees do not feel valued. They don’t feel candidly like management takes care of them. You’ve got a lot of leadership, that should be Senate confirmed, who are not. They are in an acting role, and I think that, that leads to problems,” Reardon said. “Now, separate and apart from that, you’ve got, also, this just does not hold and this isn’t specific to DHS or to CBP, but it is to all federal employees, constantly facing a pay freeze, a pay freezes, government shutdowns, a tax on their benefits, and being called things like swamp creatures, does not help the federal workforce.”

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