Low salaries, background checks hinder FBI’s cybersecurity recruitment
July 31, 2015
The FBI cannot compete with the private sector when it comes to attracting top cybersecurity talent, according to a new FBI OIG report.
Overall federal government worker job satisfaction declined to 2008 levels, down three percentage points from 2011, according to results from the Office of Personnel Management's 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.
The report shows slight declines across all Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework performance measures. The Office of Management and Budget had the largest increases in every HCAAF index rating, including 10 percentage points in "Leadership & Knowledge Management," 9 points in "Results-Oriented Performance Culture" and seven points in both "Talent Management" and "Job Satisfaction."
Over 687,000 employees from 82 agencies participated in the survey, more than double the respondent number of any FEVS since it was first administered in 2002.
"Agencies can learn a lot from the greater detail and granularity in this year's report and I know that this survey will be used to identify strengths, address weaknesses, and better serve the American people," said OPM Director John Berry.