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Federal employee morale is falling, and one group thinks the Slow appointments process is to blame

July 14, 2022

Via: FCW

A good government group on Wednesday released its annual analysis of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, finding that across government, employee engagement and satisfaction fell 4.5 points from 2020 to 2021.

Unlike the Office of Personnel Management, which pointed to the unusual timing of the survey, aligning with agencies planning to begin bringing employees back to traditional work sites, the Partnership for Public Service pointed to a much more routine source of declining morale: the presidential transition. Although the group indicated the impending reduction in telework likely played a role in declining scores, it specifically cited the slow appointment process in its analysis.

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