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Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

How to Strengthen Federal Workers' Job Satisfaction

Tom Fox | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

According to the "Best Places to Work" data, 43 percent of federal agencies bucked the overall government-wide trend by engaging employees and improving morale. How did they do it?

How Federal Leaders Can Use the 'Best Places to Work' Rankings

Tom Fox | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

The rankings come at a time when the Obama administration is making a point of holding agency leaders and senior managers more accountable for improving employee engagement and productivity, in hopes of achieving better outcomes for the public.

Tips for dealing with poor performers in government

Tom Fox | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

As federal managers know all too well, the process of dealing with poor performers is fundamentally flawed, failing to serve the best interests of bot...

Amanda Terkel

Federal Employee Morale Hits Record Low | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Budget cuts and forced furloughs have taken a toll on federal workers, with job satisfaction at a record low in a new government-wide su...

Analysis: Stop Using Feds as Pawns in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Max Stier | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Max Stier

Our leaders have been pursuing an ill-advised course when it comes to creating a vibrant federal workforce.

The Science of Leading Scientists: An Interview With the National Science Foundation's Subra Suresh

Tom Fox | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Subra Suresh, an engineer and scientist, became director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in September 2010.

Do Women Feel Less Empowered in Your Federal Agency?

Tom Fox | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Do men and women working for the federal government have different perceptions of their jobs and work environments?