IS PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING THINGS WORSE FOR TOP LEVEL FEDS? - August 23, 2017
Is Trump making the political environment for top civil servants worse?
By Joe Davidson, Washington Post
Uncle Sam can be a good boss in many ways, but his board of directors, a.k.a. Congress, and his chief executive, a.k.a. the president, can make life difficult for his staff, particularly those at the top of the civil service.
A recently released Office of Personnel Management survey shows that work environment issues are “the highest contributing factors” in the decision of federal senior executives to leave government. At the top of that list is the political environment, followed by the closely related organizational culture and senior leadership. The senior leadership, dominated by political appointees, strongly influences the culture.