Half of Feds Consider Looking for Jobs Outside Government

From FCW | February 21, 2014

What: A survey conducted by Market Connections Inc. and FierceGovIT titled “Federal Employee Defection & Fallout.”

Why: The poll surveyed 370 government employees in civilian and defense agencies and found that half are looking for a job outside government. The three most common reasons cited were pay freezes, frustration with the political environment and higher salaries in the private sector.

Verbatim: A survey conducted by Market Connections Inc. and FierceGovIT titled “Federal Employee Defection & Fallout.” 76 percent of respondents agree that “a loss of institutional knowledge from retiring personnel will ultimately erode mission effectiveness.” Sixty-one percent say “there is not enough talent to ensure that federal operations are not affected as retirement of personnel continues to increase.”

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