Bloomberg Law
Dec. 17, 2019, 5:02 AM

Federal Worker Engagement Dips Slightly in ‘Tumultuous’ Year

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

NASA maintained its place as the highest-rated large agency in the new Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings from the Partnership for Public Service.

Federal employee engagement scores are down only slightly despite a “tumultuous year” that included the 35-day partial government shutdown in early 2019 that affected about 800,000 of the nation’s 2 million federal workers, said Max Stier, the partnership’s president and CEO. Leadership vacancies at federal agencies also may have affected the scores, he said. The scores matter because they serve as a “report card” for agencies on how well they’re managing their ...