From the Department of Unthriving

This week the Partnership for Public Service released a report on the Best Place to Work in the Federal Government. Turns out NASA, FDIC, and something called the Surface Transportation Board are thriving. At the other end of the spectrum there’s DHS, the Office of the Trade Representative, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (again not sure what this is and I now know I don’t want to work there.)

Outside of the rankings, though, the overall message was grim. 40% or so of federal employees are dissatisfied with their jobs and the figures are the lowest in almost a decade. According to the Big Picture Analysis of the report:

“For the seventh time in a row, effective leadership was the primary driver of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal workplace. Leadership continues to be one of the lowest-rated workplace categories with a score of 52.8 out of 100.”