OMB gets improved ratings from its own employees

The employee survey "provides managers with critical data for managing their workplaces," said acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients. The employee survey "provides managers with critical data for managing their workplaces," said acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

A push at the Office of Management and Budget to boost the agency's performance in the Office of Personnel Management's annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey has resulted in an across-the-board improvement in employee attitudes. 

The agency topped the list of most improved organizations across all four human capital categories that OPM ranked in the latest survey results, released last week: Leadership and Knowledge Management, Results-Oriented Performance Culture, Talent Management and Job Satisfaction. 

Overall, OMB ranked 19th among all agencies in Leadership and Knowledge Management, sixth in Results-Oriented Performance Culture, fifth in Talent Management and third in Job Satisfaction. 

The employee survey "provides managers with critical data for managing their workplaces," said acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients in a response to the findings. "At OMB, we take the FEVS very seriously and across the last year every one of our managers has discussed the results with their staff to identify opportunities for improvement. We are very pleased with this year’s results. It reflects the dedicated efforts of OMB managers and employees to make improvements in areas that the FEVS highlighted. We plan to continue these efforts in the coming year and encourage all agency leaders to do the same."

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