The Washington Post today had a big article on the 2009 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government report from the Partnership for Public Service and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI). The Post describes the report methodology,
The partnership developed the 2009 scores from responses to three questions federal workers were asked in the Office of Personnel Management's 2008 Federal Human Capital Survey: Would employees recommend their organizations as good places to work? How satisfied are employees with their jobs? How satisfied are employees with their agencies?Since this report is based on 2008 OPM data it does not reflect any postelection changes. However, it emphasizes what the new FCC leadership has to address.
FCC ranked 28th out of 32 ranked small agencies. Its score of 55.0 also put it lower than all the large agencies except the Department of Transportation. The only small agencies scoring worse than FCC were: International Boundary and Water Commission, Selective Service System, Broadcasting Board of Governors, and Federal Labor Relations Authority. Also 20 out of the 216 ranked "agency subcomponents" ranked lower than FCC including FAA, FEMA, TSA, and FCC's neighbor - Bureau of Engraving and Printing. NTIA was not treated as a subcomponent so there is no data on it.
Thus out of a total of 278 agencies and subcomponents that were rated, only 25 had a lower score than FCC.
The 2008 OPM data was the first time FCC participated in the OPM program. I hope both that FCC continues to participate and that the new management team will make FCC the desirable place to work that it should be so that industry and our whole economy benefits from improved and timely telecom policy.
NRC press release on being the best rated agency in two consecutive reports
From 5 /21 Washington Post
The administration will keep close tabs on agencies that performed poorly in this year's "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" survey, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag warned yesterday.
"I'm very pleased with the high performers, but we also need to improve the bottom performers," Orszag said at an event releasing the study, which was conducted by the Partnership for Public Service and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, our colleague Ed O'Keefe reports.
"You should expect, those agencies that are not doing as well, that we will be paying attention. We will be looking to you to develop a game plan to improve performance," Orszag said.