The 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey indicates a decline in scores compared with the 2012 results, OPM said Friday.
OPM Associate Director Joseph Kennedy cited sequestration, furloughs, pay freezes and budget cuts as main contributors to the decrease this year in a letter.
“Surveys can capture important information about attitudes of the workforce and the climate at individual units,” Kennedy said.
“Using survey results to improve the conditions that influence attitudes is an investment with a potential for high returns,” added Kennedy.
Kennedy told human resources directors that FEV results could provide opportunities for improvement.