Go back

Survey of federal agencies finds job dissatisfaction worst at NIH and EPA

An annual survey that measures and ranks federal agencies in terms of the overall job satisfaction and commitment of its employees indicates that there is growing discontent at some research agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The 2013 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey, produced by the not-for-profit Partnership for Public Service and released in December 2013, shows that NIH’s score fell 6.5 points from 69.2 in 2012 to 62.7 in 2013. The agency’s highest score was 69.4 in 2010.

Meanwhile, dissatisfaction within the EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) is also on the rise, according to the survey. The office’s score fell nearly 12 points during the last year, dropping from 62.8 in 2013 to 61.4 in 2012. In 2011, ORD’s satisfaction score had reached 63.7. Overall, EPA’s score declined 8.3 points from 67.6 to 59.3 over that time, having peaked at 68.8 in 2010.

This article on Research Professional News is only available to Research Professional or Pivot-RP users.

Research Professional users can log in and view the article via this link

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.