According to sources, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) interim CEO is claiming significant management successes while urging employees to participate in Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) The 2015 FEVS may be the test of how successful recent management changes and reforms may have been at BBG. The agency has consistently scored at or near the bottom of previous FEVS surveys and has been viewed as one of the worst-managed agencies in the federal government. For the past year, BBG has had a new board and a new interim management team. “With your help, we can drive our survey participation rate to record numbers. And if you believe that things are indeed getting better, let your feedback reflect that,” interim CEO André Mendes reportedly told BBG employees.
Subject: Let’s get to 75% Participation – Last week of Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
As we enter the last week of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, I encourage you to make your voice heard.
Help us get to 75% participation rate by taking the survey and everyone will get – TWO HOURS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE!!!
Over the last couple of years, your outstanding journalistic work throughout the world has made a definite impression.
For Fiscal Year 2015, the BBG’s budget was almost $25M more than the original
President’s request. For Fiscal Year 2016, the Administration’s initial request is $30 Million more than last year.
We have also been busy reforming the Agency internally. Initiatives are coming online at a furious pace as we continue to push for increased agility in the 21st Century.
In response to your survey feedback, some recent internal organizational efforts include:
• A new policy that allows for up to 8 days of telework per pay period where applicable.
• A renewed monetary rewards program with 50 Quality Step Increases, 80 Gold Medals and another $700K in other cash incentives during FY15.
• A new 5-Tier Performance Management System to assist with addressing low performance and recognizing outstanding performance.
• A new Learning Management System to enable us all to manage our training and career paths.
• Access for every employee to an outstanding online
• Up and coming Automated Time and Attendance System (October 2015).
Everywhere you look you can see our Agency on the move. We need your help in continuing this transformation.
For too long, this Agency has been characterized as one of the lowest rated Agencies in the Government. It is time that we change that narrative.
With your help, we can drive our survey participation rate to record numbers. And if you believe that things are indeed getting better, let your feedback reflect that.
Deadline is Friday, June 12. Let’s make 75% participation happen!
With warmest regards,
André V. Mendes
Interim CEO, Director