New poll: Half of federal employees consider looking for jobs outside of government

PulsePoll™ from Market Connections, Inc. and FierceGovIT shows state of government workforce

The caustic political environment of recent years and its results – involuntary furloughs and a half-month government shutdown – have taken a toll on a federal workforce, shows a new FierceGovIT-Market Connections PulsePoll™.

An online poll of 370 federal civilian and defense workers undertaken by FierceGovernmentIT and sister FierceMarkets government publications in partnership with Chantilly, Va.-based research firm Market Connections in December and January shows a picture of a struggling workforce.  Half of respondents say they're considering looking for a job outside government.