The latest Employee Viewpoint Survey by OPM – the largest ever conducted – showed employee satisfaction falling across agencies in a number of areas.
Satisfaction with pay fell 3.7 percentage points to 58.8 percent of responses, down from 62.5 percent in the 2011 survey. Since 2010, satisfaction with pay has declined seven percentage points from 65.8 percent.
The only area where employees were happier was in telework, which seems to be a winner when it is implemented fairly and widely at agencies.
Now the problems with morale are probably not that hard to determine, with a continuing pay freeze and budget cuts stretching resources quite thin at many agencies.
So my question to all of you is, what do these numbers mean? How is morale at your office and is it down? What does low morale mean when it comes to your job, or that of your co-workers?
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