Unions Disagree with OPM Director
Not surprisingly, the two largest federal employee unions disagree with Michael W. Hager, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, who gave the Bush administration credit for survey findings that 84 percent of federal workers like their jobs.
That figure is among many findings in the Federal Human Capital Survey OPM released yesterday.
“President George W. Bush, at the beginning of his administration, made it a priority to improve the strategic management of people within the federal government,” Hager said.
“We know from our members that throughout the Bush administration federal employees have had their ability to provide key services to the American public hindered by continual contracting out, lackluster political appointees, and ever-present budget constraints,” said John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees.
Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, agreed. “Most steps taken by this administration have had a seriously negative impact on federal employees,” she said.
The survey can be found here.
January 9, 2009; 4:45 PM ET
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