The Government Accountability Office uses employee survey responses to devise plans to engage the workforce, with senior leaders annually reviewing thousands of comments, holding town halls and taking steps to address concerns. Leaders across the organization are evaluated on how much they value and respect their employees, and treat them fairly. GAO calls these core tenets its “people values.”
The Department of Transportation launched the Office of Innovation and Engagement in 2020 to develop and share ideas to improve employee engagement, collaboration and improved DOT operations. The office builds on a decade-long initiative known as IdeaHub that solicited and sought to implement employee suggestions to enhance DOT’s work.
A 150-member group with representatives from each National Institutes of Health’s various components focuses on employee engagement and workforce management issues, analyzing survey data and finding ways to improve the employee experience “from the ground up.”
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation thought creatively about employee needs during pandemic by not only offering alternative schedules and telework, but investing in other benefits like expanded dependent care programs, childcare subsidies and support services for employees on official travel.