Federal employees are more engaged and more satisfied for the second year in a row, according to the Office of Personnel Management's annual survey of employees government-wide.   

According to the OPM's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the government as a whole saw one point increases in two categories — scoring 61 percent for global satisfaction and 65 percent in employee engagement — after experiencing a four-year downturn prior to 2015. 

“This FEVS data provides agency leaders with valuable information they can use to evaluate current procedures, while encouraging their front-line supervisors to further engage and mentor their employees,” OPM acting Director Beth Cobert said in a release. “We know that employee engagement drives performance and engaged and motivated employees are essential to the health of the Federal workforce.”

The Department of Homeland Security saw a three point jump to 56 percent in employee engagement after six straight years of decline. 

For global satisfaction, OMB (79 percent), NASA (78 percent), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (77 percent) lead large agencies.