January 23, 2020

First-ever Montgomery County Government Employee Survey Indicates High Levels of Job Satisfaction and Key Areas for Improvement

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is improving government operations and believes it is important to hear directly from employees about what works well and what needs to change.

To gain a better understanding of the workforce, County employees were encouraged to participate in a comprehensive survey that was opened from Sept. 18 to Oct. 21, 2019.

The results of the survey, which was a cooperative effort with the County’s three labor unions—the Montgomery County Government Employees Organization, International Association of Firefighters and Fraternal Order of Police, are now available.

Approximately 69 percent of the County’s more than 10,000 employees completed the survey. Eighty-seven percent of the respondents indicated that Montgomery County is a great place to work; 84 percent say they understand the vision, goals and priorities of County Government; and 82 percent believe they are provided with the necessary tools (supplies, software, equipment, etc.) to perform their work overall.

A summary of the findings is available in the press release. The full 2019 Montgomery County Government Employee Survey Organization-Wide Report is available here.