Management and union laborers are always battling one another. The environment in some departments is toxic. I prefer the private sector.
Pros: salary and benefits
Cons: poor managers who want people to work 7 days a week and belligerent union leaders.
There are some departments with happy employees due to management. However, for the most part, managers are usually clashing with unions which makes a simple job much harder due to extreme personality, socioeconomic, and subcultural values. Nepotism is rampant for a public agency. Training is poor since several clerks left within a year. I was the 6th – more... clerk in that division in 2012, but I managed to clean up the 5-year backlog in the HR fileroom and 8-year backlog at EEO as well as act as liaison for multiple departments. Managers have a closed door policy since they have too many lawsuits from current and former employees. – less