CFPB employees doubt leaders' honesty, integrity -- report

by Ryan Smith02 Dec 2014
Employee morale at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken a nosedive, according to an internal survey of the agency’s workforce.

The survey, obtained by the Washington Times, shows that CFPB employees are increasingly frustrated with their work environment. In 41 of 75 questions, favorable opinions decreased or unfavorable opinions increased compared to last year, the Times reported.

Among the biggest slides in optimism was over the question of whether the “organization’s senior leaders maintain high standards of honesty and integrity,” according to the survey. Employees also expressed concerns about performance reviews, recognition from management, potential for upward mobility and satisfaction with senior leaders’ policies and practices, the Times reported.

Most employees did not feel that “differences in performance are recognized in a meaningful way,” according to the survey. CFPB employees also felt their performance reviews were the worst government-wide.

Performance ratings have long been an issue with the CFPB, as dozens of employees have come forward to testify to a culture of racial and sexual discrimination within the agency. And agency performance reviews do seem to show a disparity; last year, white CFPB employees were twice as likely to receive the highest performance ratings as black or Hispanic employees, the Times reported.


  • by Viva la Revolucion | 12/2/2014 2:41:33 PM

    That's what typically happens when you have an unconstitutionally appointed hack at the top of your organization.

  • by Divided We Fall. | 12/2/2014 3:26:59 PM

    Aw jeez. Another birther.

  • by Aware American | 12/2/2014 4:27:58 PM

    Do you pay any attention Mr. Divided We Fall? The head of the CFPB was appointed by President Obama as a "recess appointment" during a time the Senate was not actually in Recess. The Supreme Court later ruled in a related case that it was unconstitutional for Obama to do that. I believe he was referring to the head of the CFPB not the head of the country being appointed. Generally Presidents are not appointed.

    As far as the birther thing, it does not matter whether Obama was born in Hawaii or British South Africa, which is now Kenya. To be a "natural born citizen" one needs to be born in the country of two parents who are both already citizens of that country. If you do not believe me, look up The Law of Nations by Vattel. This is the law manual the Founders used to write to Constitution. It explains this definition quite clearly.


Should CFPB have more supervision over credit agencies?