This is from a Washington Post article on a recent survey of federal workers:
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative ranks as the worst small agency, [with only 32.7 percent of employees saying they are satisfied]. Former employees said its sense of mission was eroded by an ambivalent attitude toward free trade early in the Obama administration and during the economic crisis. Views of the agency’s leaders plummeted 18.9 percentage points over 2011.
Maybe next year will be better for the folks at USTR, with the TPP progressing, and perhaps the US-EU FTA starting negotiations?