Office of Secretary & Administration (OSA)
The Commission’s Office of the Secretary and Administration (OSA) provides management and staff support to the Commission’s operational offices (including the Office of Inspector General), the Commission’s strategic plan and various initiatives of the Executive Branch. OSA ensures that the Commission has the physical, financial, technology and human capital infrastructure needed to accomplish its mission. The effort led by OSA provides financial management, records management, administrative and organizational support, planning and human capital resources for the Commission. The Commission’s administrative staff identifies and proposes process improvements, implements strategic plans, and provides support to ensure the success of the Commission’s mission, reduce repetitiveness and increase cooperation among the Commission’s operational offices. In addition, OSA provides information technology services to the Commission.
The Secretary of the Commission maintains custody of the Commission’s seal, the minutes of all actions taken by the Commission, its rules and regulations, its administrative and other orders, and records. The Secretary authenticates and signs all Commission orders and other actions. OSA ensures that the Commission is compliant with Executive Branch and Congressional reports and initiatives, and coordinates these activities with other federal agencies as necessary.
OSA is also responsible for the maintenance of the Commission’s public information resources, including the docket room and electronic reading room on the Commission’s internet web site, including decisions, rules, orders and notices, testimony, pleadings and reference materials filed in Commission proceedings; and current information concerning Commission activities including employment opportunities and a calendar of upcoming events.
2021 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
The Commission is pleased to present results from the FY 2021 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), which measures employees’ overall satisfaction with their work experience. This year’s survey was comprised of 44 questions, including an additional 13 pandemic-related questions providing insight on how COVID-19 has impacted the Commission’s workforce. It is with great pride that we report that 100% of Commission respondents agreed or strongly agreed that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission’s senior leaders demonstrated a commitment to employee health and safety.
The 2021 FEVS results indicate that the Commission continues to build steadily improving results. The Commission continues to make progress in the areas of employee engagement, employee satisfaction, and inclusion. With an overall response rate of 94%, the Commission is sixty percentage points higher than the government-wide response rate of 34% and thirty percentage points higher than other small government agencies. Commission staff has demonstrated their commitment to providing their feedback and having their voices heard. The Commission’s overall Employee Engagement Index score of 88%, which evaluates leaders, supervisors, and intrinsic work experiences, is above the average of 81% among very small federal agencies.
As the Commission navigates through the remainder of 2022, Commission leadership will continue to use the annual employee feedback from FEVS to build upon the strengths of the Commission and improve the areas needing further attention. The Commission is committed to providing our staff with a challenging and safe work environment and we are proud to continue being one of the best places to work in the federal government.