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Survey says: Federal workers are glad to have their jobs

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Ed O'Keefe and Joe Davidson:

In these times of high unemployment and economic uncertainty, federal workers are continuing a trend of job satisfaction, giving the Obama administration good marks for its leadership of agencies though remaining skeptical on a key point: that career advancement in the government is based on merit.
And in an ironic turn, the Office of Management and Budget, which is helping to lead the administration's pledge to reinvigorate the federal workforce, lost ground among its own employees on issues of leadership and job satisfaction.
The employee opinions are in the largest-ever survey of the federal workforce, and the first to be conducted by the Obama administration.
Three-quarters of respondents said they feel a sense of personal accomplishment, 8 in 10 like the work they do, and more than 90 percent think it is important. In addition, two-thirds of respondents said they're satisfied with their pay.

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Millions are unemployed and the federal government brings in 1 million legal immigrants a year. The top of the federal system, all 3 branches, laugh at us for supporting their rich pensions and high wages.

The 5 stages of diversity:


Diversity. Divergence. Disassociation. Disaggregation. Dissolution.

The federal government is in disassociation. They are not ours and we are not theirs. They are an alien occupier imposing ethnic cleansing and affirmative action.

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Posted by: fsda78fdafhjk | July 12, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Before I became a federal employee at the age of 47, I experienced the pratfalls of private sector employment i.e, layoffs, contrived firings, favoritism, nepotism, racial discrimination, etc.

The federal government has plenty of this too.

Also, try living within 50 miles of D.C. on $50,000 a year. You'll see that it doesn't go very far.

Posted by: TooManyPeople | July 12, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't put too much credence into these survey results. They are supposed to be anonymous, but the results are broken down to the group level so that managers can have a discussion with their employees about the survey results. As a former government employee, I can describe my experiences in these meetings. Anyone who dared to give a low mark regarding an incompetent and/or vicious supervisor would be confronted. Even if the entire group hated the supervisor, everyone would give them high marks except maybe one or two who were foolish enough to be honest.

These surveys are a joke.

Posted by: AnnsThought | July 12, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Sure, under the Bush/Cheney admin, Federal jobs were based on who you knew and your religion (Mormon). There is continuing work to be done to undo the unfairness of the hiring process and mediocrity of those hired under Bush.

Posted by: pkbishop1 | July 12, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

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