Securities and Exchange Commission: Actions Needed to Address Limited Progress in Resolving Long-Standing Personnel Management Challenges, GAO-17-65: Published: Dec 29, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 2016.
“Employee views on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) organizational culture have generally improved since 2013. Employees GAO surveyed cited improved levels of morale and trust within the agency compared to 2013 and noted that SEC was less hierarchical and risk-averse. However, GAO’s survey indicated that SEC still operates in a compartmentalized way and that there is little communication and collaboration between divisions.”
- See also related GAO report – Securities and Exchange Commission: SEC Personnel Survey Results (GAO-17-95SP, December 2016), an E-supplement to GAO-17-65. “Survey results and copies of questionnaires for the three GAO web-based surveys of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employees are provided below. To minimize the risk of identifying individual respondents, all responses to open-ended questions and to response categories with fewer than six responses are not reported. Respondents’ division, location, supervisory status, and tenure were self reported in the survey.”