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Even the Department of Education Employees Under DeVos Think They Suck More

Written by Steve Rhode

An outside contractor was hired at the Department of Education to try to get to the bottom of the happiness problem.

– “I feel encouraged to come up with new and better ways of doing things.” About 20 percent of employees at the Department of Education (ED) agree in 2018 compared to 26 percent in 2016.

– “My work unit is able to recruit people with the right skills.” In 2018 only 35 percent agreed or strongly agreed. In 2016 it was 52 percent.

– “Arbitrary action, personal favoritism and coercion for partisan political purposes are not tolerated.” In 2018, 46 percent agreed or strongly agreed. In 2016 it was 54 percent.

— “My agency is successful at accomplishing its mission.” About 73 percent of all Education Department employees surveyed either “agreed” or “strongly agreed” with that statement in 2016, compared with 61 percent in 2018.

— “I recommend my organization as a good place to work.” Nearly 60 percent agreed or strongly agreed in 2016, compared with nearly 46 percent in 2018.

— “My organization’s senior leaders maintain high standards of honesty and integrity.” Nearly 53 percent agreed or strongly agreed in 2016, compared with 39 percent in 2018.

— “I have a high level of respect for my organization’s senior leaders.” Nearly 55 percent agreed or strongly agreed in 2016, compared with about 40 percent in 2018.

— “Senior leaders demonstrate support for work/life programs.” About 66 percent agreed or strongly agreed in 2016, compared with 37 percent in 2018.

— “How satisfied are you with the policies and practices of your senior leaders?”

About 44 percent said “satisfied” or “very satisfied” in 2016, compared with nearly 30 percent in 2018. – Source

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