Senior leaders address civilian workforce

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh
Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno

 

The 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results, released by the Office of Personnel Management in October, confirmed that Army supervisor-employee engagement challenges still remain, but it also showed that we’re making great strides in the right direction.

We recently released a tri-signed memo to all commanders directing specific actions to improve communication and training for Army supervisors (military and civilian). We want every Army civilian to know that we have a greater understanding of the scope and implications of their concerns. We also wish to assure them that we will continue to set the conditions for further success. Although responsibility for ensuring positive action and appropriate accountability lies with Army leaders at all echelons, we believe that local-level leaders are best positioned to champion this effort.

In this effort, two-way communication is a key element to building strong teams. Just as supervisors should keep individual employees informed of their career development and performance, employees should communicate and assist first-line supervisors in establishing performance objectives and developing individual development plans. Such open and continuous dialogue by all parties will ultimately ensure success.

Today, our Army has a highly skilled and motivated civilian workforce that continually demonstrates an unparallel ability to provide unique capability and capacity to our deploying forces. The unmatched expertise, stability and continuity are true force multipliers. All of us must continually recommit ourselves to ensuring we have ht best civilian and uniformed partnership possible.

Please do your best to ensure that every Army civilian within your command understands our efforts and receives this message. We also highly encourage all Army civilians that receive and invite to the 2015 FEVS survey to respond and let us know how we are doing.

Together, we can work to maintain the enduring strength of our Total Army team. Army Strong!

 

 

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