The Best and Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government

Subcommittee on Government Operations
Subcommittee on Government Operations
Hearing Date: April 6, 2017 10:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To review trends in employee engagement as reported in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government annual rankings.
  • To discuss the importance of Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) and consider the implications of the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) proposed changes to the survey.

BACKGROUND:

  • Every year, federal employees voluntarily complete OPM’s FEVS, which measures agency leadership and management, as well as employee satisfaction.
  • The Partnership for Public Service uses the FEVS results to compile its Best Places to Work in the Federal Government annual rankings, tracking employee engagement and sentiment over time. The 2016 ranking showed improvements, but the government-wide score remains 17.7 points lower than the private sector.
  • In December 2016, OPM moved to reduce the number of questions asked on the FEVS from 45 to 16.

 

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Ms. Roberta Jeanquart Director of the Office of Human Resources Management, Chief Human Capital Officer U.S. Department of Agriculture Document
Ms. Lacey Dingman Director of the Office of Human Resources, Chief Human Capital Officer U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Document
Ms. Angela Bailey Chief Human Capital Officer U.S. Department of Homeland Security Document
Mr. Lee Gardner Managing Director U.S. Surface Transportation Board Document
Ms. Veronica Villalobos Principal Deputy Associate Director - Employee Services, Acting Executive Director, Chief Human Capital Officers Council U.S. Office of Personnel Management Document
Mr. Max Stier President and CEO Partnership for Public Service Document

Related Documents

Name Document
Chairman Meadows Opening Statement Document