The Morale Survey
But this is Chicago...who counts the votes?
- For months, Chicago police officers have been saying privately that morale at the department is at an all-time low. Now Supt. Jody Weis wants to see just how true that may be.
The department launched an online survey of its members last week, hoping to determine how they feel about morale and stress on the job. The survey, conducted with the help of University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, is intended to examine how well pilot programs for alternative shifts are going but also give Weis a look at overall morale, said Bill Dougherty, first vice president of the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents rank-and-file officers.
The survey, which includes more than 50 questions, asks department members about how their job affects time with their families, their satisfaction with the department and even whether they've considered working for other departments, Dougherty said.
Department members have until mid-June to complete the online survey, and results are expected by the end of summer, police said.
And if, at the end of it all, morale is in the toilet, will J-Fed then resign as he publicly promised? If you have to enter your PC number, it's not as anonymous as everyone thinks. Years of Service and Unit? Might as well hand them a road map. Whatever. We did it already.
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