Tuesday, December 22, 2015

FMC Named Most Improved Small Agency

By Mark Edward Nero

The Federal Maritime Commission received an award for being the 2015 Most Improved Small Agency during a Dec. 8 ceremony recognizing the best places to work in the federal government.

The 2015 Best Places to Work report, compiled by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte, provide a comprehensive rating of employee satisfaction across agencies in the federal government.

“I am extremely proud of the work the FMC has done to achieve this prestigious recognition,” Maritime Commission Chair Mario Cordero said in a prepared statement. “Our small but dedicated staff of 125 employees has one of the most important tasks in the country to ensure fair, efficient and reliable international ocean transportation for our nation.”

The report analyzes data from the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and provides rankings in 14 categories. The Maritime Commission achieved positive gains in all 14 categories measured.

More than half of those categories saw double-digit improvement while Effective Leadership (Empowerment) saw the greatest gain with a 19.7-point increase over 2014. Scores for Strategic Leadership, Training and Development, and Support for Diversity were also among those measures receiving significant increases.

“I want to recognize the support of the Commissioners, senior executives, and the entire staff,” Cordero said. “I am fortunate to work with such a dedicated group committed to continuously improving our performance on behalf of the American public.”